Apple received a record number of national security orders this year, according to its bi-anual report published this week. The company stated it received more than 13,250 national security requests affecting over 9,000 accounts in the first half of 2017. Compared to the same period in 2015, this represents a threefold increase. “We count each individual request received and report the total number of requests received within bands permissible by law.” “Though we want to be more specific, this is currently the…