Google: US Government Spying Has Tripled Since 2010
A 32 percent jump in requests for user data just in the last year; NSA surveillance stats remain under FISA gag order
Nov 14, 2013
Google announced Thursday that the number of requests for individual user data by the US government has increased threefold in the same number of years.
The Search Engine’s statistics, released in its Transparency Report, show that In the six months of 2013, the government issued 10,918 requests for data on 21,683 users, a huge increase on just 3,580 requests in the latter half of 2009, when Google first began compiling the figures.