Government requests for Twitter users’ data on the rise

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    An illustration picture shows the logo of the Website Twitter on an Ipad, in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Regis DuvignauBy Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter is under increasing pressure from governments around the world to release user's private information, with requests rising 40 percent in the first six months of the year, the microblogging company said Wednesday in its semi-annual transparency report. The United States made three-quarters of the 1,157 data requests during the six-month period, according to the San Francisco-based company's report. (Report: https://transparency.twitter.com/) Governments usually want the emails or IP addresses tied to a Twitter account. …


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