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Google Wiretapping Lawsuits Can Proceed, Judges Say

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Lawsuits allege that Google's automated scans of Gmail content for advertising purposes and its Street View Wi-Fi data collection violate wiretap laws.

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Google: US spying Tripled in Three Years

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In the first half of 2013, there were 10,918 U.S. requests for data on 21,683 users. 

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The number of U.S. government requests for Google user data have more than tripled over the past three years, the company said Thursday.

In the first half of 2013, there were 10,918 U.S. requests for data on 21,683 users.

In the second half of 2009, when Google first started compiling the data, there were only 3,580 requests in the United States.

he statistics cover subpoenas, which give the authorities access to IP addresses, names and other account information, as well as search warrants, which police can use to seize emails, photos and other content.  

The United States requested far more information than any other government, according to the company. Worldwide, Google received 25,879 government requests covering 42,500 accounts in the first half of 2013. 

Google complied with 63 percent of the total worldwide requests and 83 percent of the U.S. requests.

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