Facebook has released data in a press release late last week on how often government agencies request for “national security” information.

In a post on the social network’s newsroom site, Facebook General Counsel Ted Ullyot said the company received between 9,000 requests to 10,000 U.S. government requests during the six-month period ending Dec. 31, 2012. It means Facebook catered to 1,500 national security requests every month over the timespan for information, including searches for the location of missing children and investigations about terrorist activities.  It includes requests from agencies in all levels of government.

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