Facebook and Yahoo ask court to allow them to publish data

Google had previously made a similar request regarding the release of national-security data

Facebook Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. are asking the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to allow them to release the details about the national security orders the government gives them. Google Inc. had previously filed a similar request.

The companies said in their petition that they want approval to release aggregate data when requested under national-security laws. Currently, companies are not allowed to “break out the number of requests they get for user data under national security statutes, as opposed to inquiries by law enforcement,” Bloomberg reports.


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