Pointer: Google has updated its transparency report. In a companion piece on their public policy blog, Richard Salgado, Google’s Legal Director of Law Enforcement and Information Security writes:
In a year in which government surveillance has dominated the headlines, today we’re updating our Transparency Report for the eighth time. Since we began sharing these figures with you in 2010, requests from governments for user information have increased by more than 100 percent. This comes as usage of our services continues to grow, but also as more governments have made requests than ever before. And these numbers only include the requests we’re allowed to publish.
Read more here.