Facebook (FB) has disclosed that it received 9,000-10,000 requests for information about...

Facebook (FB) has disclosed that it received 9,000-10,000 requests for information about 18,000-19,000 accounts from all U.S. government entities in H2 2012, whether those entities be local authorities or the NAS. Microsoft (MSFT) received 6,000-7,000 requests, although Google (GOOG) declined to provide the information, saying it wanted permission to provide more detailed data before releasing such information.

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  • nemonemo
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    Expecting FB or others to get banned in some other countries where it was violation.
    16 Jun 2013, 03:53 AM Reply Like
  • hippiebob
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    I am an independent investor.
    27,000 requests for information, plus Google. The question is did these accounts belong to possible Muslim Terrotists or threats to political interests of the current regime.
    Given that this admisistration would not even consider doing something so politically incorrect as investigating a mosque where these people are being indoctrinated, my best guess is it's strictly political
    16 Jun 2013, 09:00 AM Reply Like
  • bgold1955
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    It would be very disappointing if that is the case. At this time, I do not connect this issue with the IRS issue that so many people are saying the administration was heavily involved in. A bit of heightened conspiracy theory thinking going on.
    16 Jun 2013, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • nospam2012
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    Obviously the head of the Justice Department is abusing power, fabricating stories, hiding the truth, and as partisan as anyone can be. Not heightened conspiracy theory, just observing facts and circumstances, motivations and actual results. Same is true at IRS. Left keeps restating that former IRS head was "a Republican" -- no, he was appointed by GW Bush, but that doesn't make him "a Republican" - it makes him someone GW Bush thought was qualified, capable, and acting in the best interests of the country at the time of the appointment. At this point, the IRS is apparently engaged in protecting their jobs, and expanding their power, hence the behavior to target anyone who thinks government is just too big, which it is.
    16 Jun 2013, 12:17 PM Reply Like
  • DrData02
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    At this point it is clear the number could just as well be 120,000 or any other number. There is little credibility left in the government or the system -- including the big companies vested in the status quo. The real issue is these consistent attacks on the US Constitution. Maybe someone in power will stand up to defend it.
    16 Jun 2013, 04:14 PM Reply Like
  • Hayesni
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    It's beyond time to shift government back out of D.C. and back to the States where it belongs. Washington is far too large and inefficient to provide good government.
    16 Jun 2013, 08:47 PM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    Hey Hay, how will that change anything? Both are run by politicians, and anyway, who'd run your national defense?
    18 Jun 2013, 10:07 AM Reply Like
  • fafatooey
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    I might as well say I find the Prez and the NSA creepy right here on Seeking Alpha since it appears they'll hear about it anyway if I say it in private.
    16 Jun 2013, 09:03 PM Reply Like
  • Hayesni
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    It would work the way the Constitution set it up. Defends would be a national priority but with the Reserves at the state level run by the States. But the States would not be subject to the whims of DC. Education would be one of the many responsibilities seen to at the State level. As it was intended. States are far more able to control the politicians in their State. They have little control over the 535 politicians that make up the Senate and House of Representatives (unless they are from states like California or New York).
    18 Jun 2013, 10:07 PM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    No more bringing home the federal bacon? A lot of those guys would be forced to make a worthwhile living for a change!
    20 Jun 2013, 09:42 AM Reply Like
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