Twitter has received more government requests for user information in the first six months of this year than it did in all of 2011, the company reported this week. Taking a page from Google, the micro-blogging site released on Monday its first Twitter Transparency Reportlisting government requests for user information and to withhold content, and copyright holders DMCA takedown notices. Google has had its own Transparency Report for the past several years and yesterday tweeted “props” to Twitter for releasing a similar report. Read the full story at Computerworld.
Twitter gets transparent; releases list of government data requests
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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).