Facebook has been hit with a "growing volume of third-party data requests," he said. The company isn't saying exactly how many requests it's received, or how fast the number has been growing, but it's thinking of publishing some data on this in the future.
Google declined to comment for this story.
Earlier in the discussion, Ellsberg talked about the many similarities between his case and that of Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who is in jail on charges that he leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks. Ellsberg said he felt a "very great affinity with Bradley Manning."
"If Manning were to be tried, he'd have to be tried for treason, and he is no more traitor than I was," Ellsberg said.