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This is the sixth time we’ve released this data, and one trend has become clear: Government surveillance is on the rise. As you can see from the graph below, government demands for user data have increased steadily since we first launched the Transparency Report. In the first half of 2012, there were 20,938 inquiries from government entities around the world. Those requests were for information about 34,614 accounts.
Originally posted by MsAphrodite
Oh one more thing, the top two contributors to Obama's campaign were Google and Microsoft.
4 US Government $627,628
Originally posted by pngxp
what obama didnt say when he promised transparency was that it was OUR personal lives that are to be transparent.
not his, not the governments. OURS.
sure hope we all get chipped soon, theres real hope and change right there!