Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal government officials requesting the ability to disclose more information about data requests related to national security, Time reported, as fallout from the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative continues.
Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, outgoing Vice President and General Counsel Ted Ullyot, Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman, and Chief Accounting Officer Jas Athwal kept busy during this holiday-shortened work week, disclosing their exercising of restricted stock units and sales of Facebook stock in Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Facebook outgoing Vice President and General Counsel Ted Ullyot and Chief Accounting Officer Jas Athwal sold off more shares in the social network, as detailed in their Form 4 filings Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Facebook: 9,000-10,000 Requests For User Data From U.S. Local, State, Federal Governments In Six Months Ending Dec. 31
For the six months ending Dec. 31, 2012, Facebook received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from U.S. government entities at all levels, local and national, related to between 18,000 and 19,000 accounts, outgoing Facebook General Counsel Ted Ullyot revealed in a release on Facebook’s Newsroom.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, former General Counsel Ted Ullyot, Chief Marketing Officer David Fischer, and Chief Accounting Officer Jas Athwal declared their sales of Facebook shares this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mark Zuckerberg Continues To Deny Involvement In Prism; Facebook, Google Ask Attorney General To Allow Them To Disclose Number Of Secret Data Requests
Facebook continued to take steps to deny any involvement in the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative, in which the government agency allegedly obtained direct access to its servers, with Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reiterating his denial of last Friday during his talk at the social network’s annual meeting Tuesday, and the company asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to allow it to fully disclose the total number of secret requests it receives to surrender user data.
Facebook Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman sold off some of his shares in the company, while former General Counsel Ted Ullyot, Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, and Chief Accounting Officer Jas Athwal all exercised some of their restricted stock units, according to Form 4 documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday.
Not long after every Facebook chief officer save for Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg cashed in on Facebook stock, Chief Accounting Officer Jas Athwal and recently departed General Counsel Ted Ullyot offloaded some of their shares, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings reported Thursday.