Yahoo unveils first global report on transparency of its own




Follow u.s. footsteps of other technology companies, after the spy scandal NSA users.

Yahoo unveiled Friday the first global report on transparency, to follow in the footsteps of other technology companies that are trying to quell the doubts began to have its users, especially after the spy scandal US National Security Agency (NSA) to Internet users around the world.

The report covers the American company specialized in Internet services, the first six months of the year 2013, for the period from 1 January to 30 June, and displays how many Governments have asked the company to obtain data on its users spread over four regions, North America, South America, Asia Pacific, and Europe.

According to the report, Yahoo’s arm in the United States, during the first six months of 2013, 12444 Government request, such requests have included requests came from each of the “criminal law enforcement, and national security authorities, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act” and “national security letters”.

The company said it responded to a 87.44% of requests and revealed details of the data those users, which sometimes included e-mail addresses, IP addresses, names and locations.

Globally, the report found that Governments in 17 States had submitted a request for 30,000 users included approximately 63,000 account, noting that Yahoo has more than 700 million active users in 60 countries.

The report came on the back of a series of leaks published former contractor with NSA “Edward Snowden”, related to the Government’s ability to collect data from users ‘ digital communications, and was arguably more spyware program “Prism (Prism) which enable the Agency to collect user data in leading the cat, such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo and others.

Currently, many of these companies to disclose the number of requests by the u.s. Government to obtain data on users, such as “Facebook” that revealed the end of August on the first global report for transparency.

It should be noted that Yahoo promised to uncover other similar reports every six months.
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