APPLE, FACEBOOK, MICROSOFT: GOVT HAS MADE THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMER INQUIRIES

Breitbart –

Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft now say the government has requested data on tens of thousands of its customers.

On Sunday, Apple revealed that it has received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for information on customer accounts or devices from federal, state, or local authorities over a six-month period; Facebook says it received government surveillance requests over a six-month period affecting a total 18,000 to 19,000 Facebook accounts; Microsoft says it received 6,000 to 7,000 criminal and national security warrants and subpoenas involving some 31,000 accounts.

In the wake of National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden’s allegations and revelations, technology giants like Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft have scrambled to quell customer concerns over privacy and government access to their private accounts.

The companies requested that the government allow them to release data on how many user accounts U.S. law enforcement has requested access or information on.

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