Yahoo says it had as many as 13,000 US data requests

By REUTERS
June 18, 2013 11:30

Yahoo Inc said US law enforcement agencies made between 12,000 and 13,000 requests for data in the last six months, the latest in a series of disclosures by technology companies since intelligence leaks showed the extent of government data gathering efforts.

The company said the requests were made between Dec. 1, 2012 and May 31 this year.

"The most common of these requests concerned fraud, homicides, kidnappings, and other criminal investigations," Yahoo said in a statement posted on its Tumblr page.

Others were made under the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, it said.


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