Facebook: Governments Demanded Information on 38,000 Users

Social networking giant Facebook says government agents in more than 70 countries demanded information on tens of thousands of Facebook users in the first half of this year.

Facebook’s report Tuesday shows law-enforcement agencies demanded data on about 38,000 users, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States.

Facebook says its report contains every government request for user data from January 1 until June 30.

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