Verizon received more than 70,000 subpeonas for customer info in 2014 first half

The company released its second Transparency Report on July 8

Congress may have enacted new measures to curb the National Security Agency’s surveillance tactics, but the government still has one tried and true method to gain customer information: subpoenas.

Verizon, the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., reported on July 8 that the U.S. government issued about 150,000 requests for customer information in the first half of 2014. Of those requests, 72,432 were subpoenas, seeking information such as phone numbers, IP addresses or the numbers that users had dialed.

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