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On Friday Apple released its bi-annual transparency report on government requests which showed a 20% increase in national security requests and announced it will begin reporting government requests to remove Apps in its App Store "in instances related to alleged violations of legal and/or policy provisions."
Why it matters: Tracking such requests could provide "valuable insight into both Apple’s activities and the asks of governments around the world," TechCrunch explains. Reports from July 2018 through December 2018 are expected to detail which government made the request and if the company followed through with said request.
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