The search and ads company today released figures revealing that it was asked to hand over user data 7,969 times by US agencies in the first six months of 2012 - an increase of 26 percent over the previous six months. That continues a long established trend in the figures released in Google's twice-yearly transparency report…. The 7,969 requests asked for data from a total of 16,281 user accounts, and ninety percent of the requests were complied with.The government is undoubtedly getting information from other companies but, unlike Google, they typically do not discuss it publicly.
Having your data online is convenient but not private.
Hat tip: Instapundit
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