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 September 21, 2010  Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance, U.S.

Ryan Singel writes:

The number of U.S. government requests for Google data rose 20% in the last six months, according to new data released by the search giant Monday.

U.S. government agencies sent Google 4,287 requests for data on Google users and services from January 1 to June 30, 2010, an average of 23.5 a day. That’s compared to 3,287 for July 1 to December 31, 2009, the company reported Tuesday in an update to its unique transparency tool.

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