After all the recent private information enquiries that have been submitted to Apple, Google, and other companies by the United States Government, eight of the largest technology firms have come together in order to call President Obama and Congress on Monday to impose new standards and limits on surveillance. This, if enacted, would drastically reshape how intelligence operations are portrayed by United States officials, who consider these kinds of practices a fundamental strategy in the war against terrorism.
Last week, Apple released its latest transparency report on government data requests, calling for the United States government to open up. Well… you should be aware that the Cupertino-based company is not the only one fighting this battle, tech titans such as Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook, and Google are implicated as well. Now is Google who has revealed its most recent transparency report to its loyal users.
Every time an Apple product such as an iPhone or iPad is used, information is being logged either on the device itself or in the Cloud. Phone calls, text messages, emails, contacts, pictures, among other personal files are updated every second and users around the world are deeply concerned about what is happening to their personal data. Therefore, Apple decided to publish its first global transparency data report revealing the type and number of personal data requests for information about users and devices from governments around the globe.