Facebook released a transparency report yesterday that covers the first six months of 2013.
All in all: 71 countries requested information on 38,000+ people. Facebook provided law enforcement information on approximately 25,473 people, based on the percentages of requests where some data was produced.
I copied the numbers to a CSV file if you feel like doing the math (or making a graph).
And just what kind of information might Facebook provide? Well, that you can test that for yourself if you have an account. Go to facebook.com/settings and click on the link to “Download a copy of your Facebook data.”
You’ll find some interesting details inside the data archive:
Including some inferred location data:
But such inferences are far from perfect.
I did in fact visit Germany in April:
But I haven’t visited southern California in ages:
At least, not that I know of…
Why does the future suddenly feel like I’ll have to start auditing log files for errors as if they were credit reports?
On 28/08/13 At 03:40 PM