Pinterest unveils the company's first transparency report

Pinterest on Friday unveiled the company’s first transparency report, a document detailing the number of information requests Pinterest received in the past six months from both state and federal government agencies. Unlike other social networks like Facebook and Twitter, the report confirms the government doesn’t often turn to Pinterest to gather user information.

Lots of people use Pinterest to collect and share stuff they like online. So we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that the government agencies hit up the site for information. In releasing its first-ever transparency report yesterday, Pinterest revealed that from July to December, it received warrants and subpoenas for data on 13 user accounts, in 12 requests. That’s a tiny number when you consider the site gets more than 61 million monthly unique visitors, these days, according to Quantcast. Still, now we have proof that government agencies consider the site a resource.

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