Twitter has expanded its biannual transparency report.

The report, which covers the first six months (Jan. 1 - June 30) or last six months (July 1 - Dec. 31) of every year, previously only covered information about copyright and government-related requests. According to a statement posted Aug. 11 on Twitter's blog, it will now also include information regarding email privacy and trademark notices.

As per Twitter's newly minted email privacy section in its transparency report, the email privacy protocols have included a number of security messages since 2013: the implementation of Sender Policy Framework (SPF) security controls designed to detect and protect against Internet fraud and forgery; Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM), which places Twitter as the responsible party for the delivery of mail that is en route from sender to receiver; Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), which staves off phishing.  

In addition to this, Twitter also recently employed the use of e-mail encryption software StartTLS in 2014, which encrypts emails in transit and is designed to prevent snooping. "It also ensures that emails you receive from Twitter haven't been read by other parties on the way to your inbox if your email provider supports TLS," Twitter notes.

As for trademark notices, the reports of alleged trademark policy violations received for items posted on Twitter and Vine, it will include a chart of data available to review the number of trademark notifications and violations per month, as well as the number of accounts affected and removal percentages.

A handy-dandy stats explainer is also available to view on the same page page. 

Still included in the report are the "foundational sections," which include "law enforcement government requests for content removal" and "copyright takedown notices and counter-notices." 

The transparency report for Jan. 1 - June 30, 2015, can be viewed in its entirety here.

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