Reddit posts its first transparency report
Reddit is probably not topic to as a lot authorized scrutiny as tech giants like Google or Microsoft, however there’s sufficient of it that the web group has revealed its first transparency report. The location says that acquired fifty five calls for for consumer information via subpoenas, search warrants and emergency requests in 2014. That is a tiny quantity in comparison with the 174 million complete redditors, however that makes it a much bigger goal than Dropbox and different providers that you simply’d assume can be extra conducive to secret exercise. The location had a much bigger drawback on its arms with 218 copyright and trademark takedown requests, though it isn’t clear if that features any calls to tug superstar photographs stolen in final yr’s iCloud breach.
Not that cops or legal professionals obtained as a lot as they’d like. Reddit notes that it denied slightly below half of all knowledge requests, and over two thirds of takedowns — in lots of instances, the copyright notices have been overbroad makes an attempt to censor complete subreddits or much less-than-flattering (however nonetheless authorized) materials. The location’s important problem is just getting permission to inform individuals what is going on on. Gag orders prevented it from giving a heads-up for thirteen knowledge requests, so the corporate cannot all the time be as forthcoming as it might hope.
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