FacebookFacebook is the third, but it won’t be the last. On Tuesday, Facebook joined Google and Microsoft in requesting permission from the government to provide increased transparency on the data demands it receives under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The company is succinct in its statement, which Mike Issac of AllThingsD excerpted. Written by Ted Ullyot, Facebook general counsel, it states that the company “strongly encourage[s] all governments to be much more transparent about all programs aimed at keeping the public safe.” It continues, claiming that Facebook has “questioned the value of releasing a transparency report” given strict rules on what it can provide, given current law. Any report, given those limitations, would be incomplete and “therefore potentially [mislead] users.”

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