Oct 2, 2017

Google and Apple report jump in requests for user data

US government requests to Google for individuals' data reached a six-year high in the first half of 2017, the company says. Apple reported a 62% jump in the number of user account requests from the US over the same period - 6,407 in total. In its report, Apple said that account requests sometimes included iCloud content such as stored photos, emails, iOS device backups, contacts and calendars. It provided content information for 32% of the user requests the US filed. Google warned that the number of specified users might be over-inclusive, as an account named in multiple types of requests would be counted multiple times in its report.

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