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Tech firms offer updates on US govt data requests

Several major tech companies released information on user data requests after the US government recently agreed to allow them to publish information regarding Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, requests

Nick Bilton 

Big technology companies on Monday released updated reports on the number of government requests for information on their users. And they're getting a little feisty about it. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Yahoo! all released reports, the first since the tech companies negotiated a deal with federal authorities allowing them to disclose certain information regarding government requests for user information. Apple released an updated review last week. Last summer, the technology companies filed lawsuits against the United States government arguing that they ...

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First Published: Wed, February 05 2014. 00:40 IST