Ahhh, a fresh Transparency Report has arrived.
Autumn is upon us once again. The leaves are turning, the ice cream trucks are gone, and the most hellish election cycle in memory is coming to a close. It must be time for Tumblr’s semi-annual Transparency Report.
As with previous editions, this report comes in two parts. The first is a review of requests for user information from governments foreign and domestic between January and June of 2016. The second part covers any copyright or trademark claims we’ve received during that same time.
Need some numbers to whet your statistical appetite? Okay. We received a total of 274 requests for user information from federal, local, and international governments, relating to 384 different blogs. That’s 0.0001% of all blogs on Tumblr, which means any given blog has about one-in-a-million chance of being subject to a request—slightly less likely than your chance of being killed by a meteorite. Hm!
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