Today, Facebook has more than 1 billion active users worldwide, spanning 70 languages and 210 countries. But no country cares as much about what those users are doing as the United States does, according to a new report from the social-media network.
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Although 75 percent of Facebook users live outside the U.S., the country tops the list of governments that request user data. In just the first half of 2013, the U.S. government, including both local and national security law enforcement, made between 11,000 and 12,000 requests for between 20,000 and 21,000 users' information. Facebook was required by law to disclose the data in 79 percent of these requests, the report states.
Indonesia, the country with the second-largest number of users, doesn't appear on this report. India, the third largest, made 3,245 requests covering 4,144 users. For India, Facebook complied half the time. Of course, the U.S. is also the country with the largest number of Facebook users in the world, which can skew the numbers.