SEATTLE, Fri Jun 14, 2013 - Microsoft Corp said on Friday that for the last six months of 2012 it received between 6,000 and 7,000 criminal and national security warrants, subpoenas and orders affecting between 31,000 and 32,000 consumer accounts from local, state and federal US governmental entities.

The software company disclosed the data after reaching a deal about disclosures with US national security authorities. Facebook Inc published similar data earlier on Friday.

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