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Governments are demanding more and more user data from Facebook (FB)

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisGovernments are demanding more and more data from Facebook about its users. On Wednesday, the social network said that government requests for user account data rose 27% in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of last year. And that H2 2015 figure was already up 13% on the first half of 2015. In the most recent report, US law enforcement agencies … [Read more...]

5 passengers killed in Alaska mid-air plane crash

AP Photo/Alaska State TroopersTwo small planes carrying a total of five passengers collided in mid-air in Alaska Wednesday morning, authorities said. All five people are dead, according to Alaska State Troopers. The crash happened around 11 a.m. local time about 60 miles north of the city of Bethel, Alaska National Guard spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Candis Olmstead said in a … [Read more...]