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  1. YouTube to Censor Search Results From Artists Who Rebuff New Streaming Music Service

    This is blatant censorship from Google, designed to pressure small independent labels to sign unfavorable deals with YouTube. There are some shady dealings going on behind the scenes at YouTube regarding its new streaming music service.

  2. Google Will Alert Searchers About 'Right to Be Forgotten' Link Removals

    Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive of Index on Censorship, said that while flagging search results is all well and good, it does nothing to fix the legal issues surrounding the recent ECJ ruling. Google plans to flag links that it censors due to...

  3. 5 Fast Facts about the EU's Privacy Ruling on Google

    The result could be considered a form of censorship for those who are writing about corrupt positions. While the U.S.has a heightened sense of privacy invasion as a result of last year's NSA leaks by Edward Snowden, there is still a strong...

  4. Bing Denies Censoring Search Results, Blames 'Glitch'

    For example, for the search term "达赖喇嘛" (Dalai Lama), GreatFire found that results displayed on Bing's Chinese and international sites were heavily censored, with no notice of the censorship on either the U.S.or international search results.

  5. SES San Francisco Keynote: Google's Matt Cutts & Patrick Thomas on Search Engine Censorship

    After all, one man's spam is another's great marketing strategy, just as one man's censorship is another's law, and one man's censorship is someone else's corporate policy. Image Credit: Simon Heseltine

  6. Google Still Taking a Beating Over Max Mosley S&M Party Search Results

    Google said in a French court this week that it had removed hundreds of pages for Mosley and stands ready to remove others he identifies, but that the law does not support his demand for the creation of "an unprecedented new Internet censorship...

  7. Opinion: Search Engines Not Responsible for Deleting Personal Data From Index

    We're glad to see it supports our long-held view that requiring search engines to suppress ‘legitimate and legal information' would amount to censorship. Google doesn't have to delete sensitive personal information from its search engine index...

  8. Is Google Sucking the Life Out of Your Identity? Are They Alone?

    The Internet is touted by many to be, of necessity, free and open – invulnerable to tampering, censorship, or control by any single entity. In "Can Google be Trusted to Do No Evil? I talked about how Google+ provided a hub by which users could be...

  9. Google Defeated in Russian YouTube Censorship Case

    In February, Google filed an appeal in Russia to challenge the censorship of a YouTube video deemed unlawful. Google challenged Russia’s censorship, saying, "We do not believe that the goal of the law was to limit access to videos that are clearly...

  10. Google Transparency Report Adds Details on Subpoenas, Search Warrants, Court Orders

    Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests Today, Google released new data in the Transparency Report, showing user data requests received, through which means, and for how many of those requests data was produced and presumably...

  11. Google Stops Warning China Searchers About Dangerous Keywords

    The firm ceased issuing the warnings in early December, according to a report from Chinese censorship monitoring group Greatfire.org, and has removed supporting information from its about pages. What could be the reason for Google to switch off...

  12. Google Warns Secretive Government Group Could Kill Open Web

    The site encourages users to take part in governance efforts and make their voices heard through various campaigns aimed at stopping web censorship and takedown efforts. Google has seen itself at the center of a number of government censorship and...

  13. Google, Facebook & Amazon Quietly Forming Tech Lobbying Group?

    Facebook has also long fought against government censorship. Google's co-founder Sergey Brin in April applauded the social networking site for its refusal to give in to government censorship. Technology giants – and often competitors – Google...