“In the first half of 2017, from Jan. 1 to June 30, Apple received 13,250-13,499 national security requests from the US government, according to the report. The demands affected between 9,000 and 9,249 people using Apple’s devices,” Ng reports. “That’s more than double the number of requests Apple reported for the last half of 2016. And it’s triple the amount of requests from the first half of last year. During this same time period in 2016, Apple received 2,750 to 2,999 national security orders. ”
“The reporting period covers former President Barack Obama’s last 20 days in office, and the first 160 days of President Donald Trump’s administration,” Ng reports. “It’s unclear how many requests came from each administration. So far this year, Apple has complied with 70 percent of the requests. ”
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MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s “Report on Government and Private Party Requests for Customer Information, January 1 – June 30, 2017” is here.