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Why & How Google Hands Over Users' Data to Governments

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When Google is able to, it notifies users that someone has come knocking for their information – whether it's search query history, Gmail messages, documents, photos, or YouTube videos – giving them time to prepare a legal response. When Google is able to, it notifies users that someone has come knocking for their information – whether it's search query history, Gmail messages, documents, photos, or YouTube videos – giving them time to prepare a legal response. 0 Comments

Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

Google U.S. Transparency Report

In the last half of 2011, governments asked Google to remove about 12,000 pieces of content from their search index and attempted to access the data of over 28,000 users. Google complied with 65 percent of court orders; 47 percent of other requests. In the last half of 2011, governments asked Google to remove about 12,000 pieces of content from their search index and attempted to access the data of over 28,000 users. Google complied with 65 percent of court orders; 47 percent of other requests. 0 Comments

Google Copyright URL Removal Requests Top 1.2 Million

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Google reports it receives over 250,000 requests to take down URLs accused of copyright infringement each week. In the past month, Google has received requests from 1,000 copyright owners to remove pages from 24,000 websites from search results. Google reports it receives over 250,000 requests to take down URLs accused of copyright infringement each week. In the past month, Google has received requests from 1,000 copyright owners to remove pages from 24,000 websites from search results. 0 Comments

Google Transparency Report Now Shows User Data Requests

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The Google Transparency Report has been updated to include data on Government requests for user information. The new version gives both updated data for the first half of 2011 and adds the details on user data requests. The Google Transparency Report has been updated to include data on Government requests for user information. The new version gives both updated data for the first half of 2011 and adds the details on user data requests. 0 Comments