Coinciding with Data Privacy Day, Twitter has produced its second Twitter Transparency Report, sharing more details about U.S. legal requests, saying that 90 percent are in the form of subpoenas, court orders or warrants. The report also details when Twitter notifies users if a request has been made about their account.
And like a political scandal that keeps growing, I don’t think this issue is going away for Google unless there are more and higher level mea culpas. However that also risks shining more light on a very unseemly episode.
Danny Sullivan debunks Al Franken’s recent speech to the American Bar Association attacking Google and raising worries about internet privacy.
Now that mobile devices have trained us to volunteer our location for contextually-relevant content or to check-in for deals, it might only be matter of time before we’re willing to give up more personal details — but only if it will make the exchange more valuable to us in return.