Nobody is free from the NSA, dipping filthy hands into everybodies business. Bloggers beware, the NSA is watching.
Rankled that they are forced to comply with the NSA’s snooping, Web companies regularly release information about exactly how much data the feds ask for.
In Apple’s first transparency report, covering the first half of 2013, the feds asked for data on 2,000 to 3,000 Apple users. And that’s as specific as it gets.
Apple is not permitted to report information on who or what was targeted by the National Security Agency and is required to publish numbers in ranges of 1,000.
Apple claims they have not received any specific requests under the statute in the Patriot Act that is cited to obtain Americans’ telephone records. “We would expect to challenge such an order if served on us,” the company said.
Apple said they were different than other companies like Facebook and Google, in that collection and storage of personal data is not vital to their business model .
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