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Posts Tagged ‘twitter requests’

The Top 10 Countries That Request User Data From Twitter [STATS]

Government request (or theft) of private social network user data is a hot-button topic of late.

It’s an area in which Twitter has always stood out in protection of its users, maintaining an unabashed policy of transparency in disclosing what data requests are made and defending its users’ security at all costs.

That doesn’t mean, though, that Twitter data isn’t highly coveted by governments worldwide.

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Twitter Transparency Report: Information, Removal, Takedown Requests All Rise, U.S. Worst Offender

First published in July 2012, Twitter has unveiled the latest edition of its bi-annual Transparency Report, which takes a closer look at requests that Twitter has received for account information, government requests for content removal and copyright notices, including any action Twitter has taken.

In the new instalment, Twitter notes that the U.S. remains far and away its biggest requester of information, and reveals that, in the past six months, they have increased the countries in which they are withholding content from two to seven. Additionally, they have un-withheld content for the first time over that same period.

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