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Facebook Reveals Government Requests For User Data
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KMBurnham
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KMBurnham,
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9/3/2013 | 12:30:46 PM
re: Facebook Reveals Government Requests For User Data
Not to foreign governments, to particular users' home countries.
builder7
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9/2/2013 | 5:06:43 AM
re: Facebook Reveals Government Requests For User Data
Maybe its yours - you sound like you could be a terrorist!
builder7
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9/2/2013 | 5:05:27 AM
re: Facebook Reveals Government Requests For User Data
So why the hell is Facebook giving our information to foreign governments? It is none of foreign governments business as to what American citizens are doing. Is this even legal or has our government totally sold out our rights?
WKash
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8/29/2013 | 2:44:09 AM
re: Facebook Reveals Government Requests For User Data
Too bad all these governments aren't as transparent as Facebook is trying to be here. The only consolation in seeing these numbers is realizing how many other countries are requesting information.
Thomas Claburn
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8/29/2013 | 2:42:20 AM
re: Facebook Reveals Government Requests For User Data
We already have a legal structure that suits us just fine. But we can't tell you about it because it's a secret. Yours, the government.
Cara Latham
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8/28/2013 | 8:50:16 PM
re: Facebook Reveals Government Requests For User Data
It's nice to see Facebook making an effort to at least be somewhat transparent with its users. I don't think there is any more Facebook could do when law enforcement agencies request access; otherwise, the company might face legal issues. I do think, though, that we need to address this as a nation from a regulatory standpoint and limit what the government has a right to access and the reasons for which it does so.
KMBurnham
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KMBurnham,
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8/28/2013 | 8:04:23 PM
re: Facebook Reveals Government Requests For User Data
Hi Gary,

According to the report, Facebook granted 79% of the U.S.'s requests for data. But you're right--compared to the number of Facebook accounts in the world, the number of requests is infinitesimal.
GaryW250
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8/28/2013 | 3:24:24 PM
re: Facebook Reveals Government Requests For User Data
To put this in perspective, It would be useful to see this as a percentage of accounts for which access was requested.. I'll bet it's infinitesimal.
JohnR044
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8/28/2013 | 2:58:26 PM
re: Facebook Reveals Government Requests For User Data
STOP FEEDING YOUR FACEBOOK. Keep NSA out of your business. Take everything off DropBox, Instagram, iCloud, etc and stash it all in a Cloudlocker (cloudlocker.it) which works just the same but stays in the house where they still need a warrant to get inside. You can use it to post pix & videos on Facebook with links, not the files, so Mark Z owns nothing but a link, which you can break anytime and poof, it's gone. Your files stay safe in Cloudlocker and you'll STOP FEEDING YOUR FACEBOOK.
OtherJimDonahue
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8/28/2013 | 2:01:21 PM
re: Facebook Reveals Government Requests For User Data
This is such a complicated topic, and one I keep going back and forth on. Do I want law enforcement to have access to information that will help solve serious crimes? Of course. But it also seems too easy to abuse that power.

Still, I have, since I first started posting on the Internet, only posted what I was comfortable with anyone and everyone reading. It seems the sensible thing to do for all sorts of reasons. Yes, I have privacy settings locked down, but I pretend I don't. If I'm not comfortable with the entire world--including law enforcement and the government--reading something I've written, I don't hit "post."


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