Google's latest transparency report numbers highlight a "worrying" trend that has emerged over the last four years: government requests to remove critical political content.
With Box heading toward an IPO, the normally gregarious CEO can't say much about anything. But when it comes to the topic of government surveillance and what that might mean for the future of the Internet, he offers a few tidbits.
Tech giant claims court-appointed monitor has demonstrated a personal bias against the company.
Government demands to Google for user data jump 120 percent in four years, but the percentage of requests where it handed over data are down.
Following Verizon's decision to tell the public how many government requests for customer data it gets, AT&T now says that it, too, is planning a transparency report.
Verizon Communications says it's making an effort to offer more information to the public about how many requests it receives from law enforcement for customer data.
The company offered no or partial data in response to 17,000 demands from law enforcement agencies researching criminal and civil cases.
Requests from governments worldwide for user information have more than doubled since three years ago. Worse still, says Google, is what the US won't let us tell you.
The site says it's considering legal options to defend its right to reveal more about the government's requests for user data.
Six major technology companies publish new statistics on National Security letters and FISA Court requests made of them.