There are many Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users who rely on Pinterest for their search of interesting pictures, as well as inspiration for different projects. Now, the company has made public its first ever transparency report – more details below.
There’s been a lot of brouhaha surrounding privacy these days, and despite the fact that Pinterest isn’t among the most targeted websites when it comes to government data requests, the company, which is said to have near 80 million users, has decided to make public its first ever transparency report. Given the nature of the service and the fact that it is much smaller than Facebook, it was only natural not to expect too many data requests.
Every company that stores information — from banks to phone companies to email providers — must respond to requests for that information from folks like law enforcement agencies, courts, and others. We think it’s important that you know about these requests. That’s why we’re publishing our first transparency report, covering the six months from July to December 2013.
According to Pinterest’s report, from July to December 2013, the company has received only 7 warrants, 5 subpoenas, 1 civil subpoena, and 0 other requests about 13 user accounts. So, this isn’t as scary as we were led to believe, is it? Or, it just seems that the government “doesn’t prefer” Pinterest as Microsoft has received more than 35,000 requests during the second half of last year while Facebook received somewhere around 15,000. Of course, Pinterest isn’t as “personal” as Facebook, as it just groups what, say, a certain person likes to drink or places he wants to visit.
While we’re at it, if you’re on a Windows 8 device and you’re still waiting for the official Pinterest app to get landed in the Windows Store, why not check out some interesting third-party Pinterest apps.