Facebook Still Cannot Tell You when it is Being Silenced by the Government

An interesting article in ZDnet describes the super secrecy used by the U.S. government to hide its spying on American citizens. The social networking giant received 14,274 regular requests from the US government, impacting 21,731 individual accounts. In four-out-of-five cases, some data was handed over. In most cases, a court-issued search warrant forced the handover of data. However, Facebook is not allowed to tell what personal data about you it has revealed because tech companies aren’t allowed to tell you when the government wants your data.

This strange situation is described in an article by Zack Whittaker at http://goo.gl/T4FgjV.

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