Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wired.com-Uncle Sam Wants You (Actually, Your Google Data)

Google Maps graphic: wired.com
(Story reported by Ryan Singel for Wired.com) 

The number of U.S. government requests for Google data rose 20 percent in the last six months, according to data released by the search giant Monday.

U.S. government agencies sent Google 4,287 requests for data on Google users and services from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2010, an average of 23.5 a day. That's compared to 3,287 for July 1 to Dec. 31, 2009, the company reported Tuesday in an update to its unique transparency tool.

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