Mark Zuckerberg was quick to respond saying that "Facebook is not and has never been part of any program to give the U.S. or any other government direct access to our servers." Mr. Zuckerberg also denied receiving requests from the U.S. government, adding that he never heard of PRISM before.
Today, Facebook General Counsel, Ted Ullyot, released a statement saying that the company is holding discussions with U.S. national security authorities to urge them to be more transparent and flexible about national security-related orders. The said discussions turned out to be a good move.
Ullyot said that Facebook can now include a transparency report of all security-related requests including FISA and other national security letters. Ullyot adds that in a span of six months last year, the overall number of user-data requests ranged between 9,000 to 10,000.
Gene Ryan Briones Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.
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