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Google sees 120% jump in govt. snoop-data requests over four years

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 14:36

Google has reportedly revealed that the number of government requests received for user data has shot up 120 percent over the last four years.

Yahoo begins automatic email encryption to thwart govt. snooping

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 09:47

Yahoo Mail had support for full-session HTTPS-SSL/TLS encryption over HTTP-since late 2012, but users had to opt in to use the feature.

Verizon to publish transparency report disclosing govt.`s `snoop-data` requests

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 15:19

Verizon Communications has reportedly said that it will issue its transparency report disclosing the number of user data requests made by law enforcement agencies in the US and abroad.

Yahoo sued for allegedly intercepting users' emails

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 18:41

The claimant, Brian Pincus, is seeking 5000 dollars in damages for each person whose privacy was allegedly invaded, a complaint filed on November 15 in federal court in San Jose, California revealed.

Google reveals US` `snoop-data requests` tripled in last 3 yrs

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 14:40

Google has reportedly said that the US government`s requests for user data increased three-fold in the last three years.

Apple details report on government data requests

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 09:30

Apple on Tuesday released details of government requests for its data while protesting a "gag order" that limits what can be disclosed about US national security orders.

India made 321 user data requests to Microsoft during Jan-Jun

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 12:03

For entire 2012 calendar year, Microsoft including Skype had received 471 user data requests from India.

India made an average of 8 user data requests daily to Yahoo!

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 11:32

The US-based firm in its first transparency report said that the Indian government made a total of 1,490 user data requests in connection with 2,704 user accounts.

Yahoo reports 29,000 government data requests

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 09:07

Yahoo received some 29,000 government requests for data on its users this year, with almost half coming from the United States, according to the company`s global transparency report.

India made an average 18 user data requests daily to Facebook

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 19:36

Indian law enforcement entities made 3,245 requests for information on 4,144 Facebook users in the first six months of 2013, the report said.

Facebook: More than 25,000 government data requests

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 21:28

The company's first "transparency report" showed Facebook received between 11,000 and 12,000 requests for data in the United States, affecting between 20,000 and 21,000 users.

Apple releases details on US data requests

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 13:41

The iPhone maker said it works vigorously to protect the privacy of its users and only provides information by court order.