We’re up to 170 million blogs. Whatever, nbd. But the bigger we get, the more government requests for account data we receive. And since there may be a day when it’s your information they want, it’s important you know what they’re asking for.
Starting today, we’ll be publishing a biannual Transparency Report detailing the number of requests we get from different sources, why we receive those requests, and how we respond to them.
If the report is TL;DR, here’s the upshot: Tumblr received a total of 462 requests for user data in 2013, and responded with account data (e.g., email and IP address) 76% of the time. A small subset of those responses also included content of blog posts (e.g., text, audio, images, or video).
The remaining requests (24%) were illegal, vague, or inaccurate—so we refused to provide any data at all.
Striking the right balance between privacy and legal responsibilities is no small task, but we hope this report demonstrates our ongoing commitment to this community.
Despite our differences, we’re all human beings. These powerful images have restored all my faith in the world.
Naderev Sano, the Philippines’ Climate Commissioner, is on a voluntary fast this week as he attends the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) conference.
Sano began a fast on Monday in protest at a lack of action on global warming that he blamed for fueling Typhoon Haiyan that killed an estimated 10,000 people in the Philippines.
Sano spoke about the importance of addressing the consequences of climate change on Monday:
Delegates from almost 200 nations held three minutes’ silence to mourn the victims of Haiyan on Monday. Sano said he would be fasting until “a meaningful outcome is in sight”. You can follow Sano on Twitter as he tweets from the conference and about his hunger strike.
Photo: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Fireworks thrown and Nelson’s Column and Victoria Memorial damaged as anti-austerity campaigners protest in London
I hope it turns out that getting your blog deleted was a result of a virus link in one of those giveaway posts.