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  1. Google: 25,000 Government Requests for Data in First Half of 2013

    Data released by Google as part of its twice-yearly transparency report shows that requests rose from 21,389 to 25,879 between the second half of 2012 and the first half of 2013. However, the US Department of Justice contends that US law does not...

  2. Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Urge 'Greater Transparency' in PRISM Letter

    Democracy demands accountability, and accountability requires transparency," he said. Today, we are proud to join dozens of our partners across the tech industry, civil society organizations, and trade associations to urge greater transparency by...

  3. Reality Check: Google Isn't 'Killing' Organic Search

    The FTC recently asked multiple search engines to evaluate the transparency of their paid products in search results as the SERPs continue to change: Not only are SERPs changing, but things that give users data about search behavior are changing, too.

  4. Google Reports Surge in Government Takedown Requests

    Google reported in its bi-annual transparency report that government requested takedowns are up from the first half of last year. More than 30 percent of requests come from members of government hoping to remove defamatory content, according to...

  5. Weekly Rundown: Lost Google Image Search Traffic, Facebook Search Ads & More

    Software must: be pre-approved by Google; offer one-click, complete uninstall; provide clear, full disclosure and transparency to people about what is being installed and what changes are being made to their devices; install itself on only one...

  6. Why & How Google Hands Over Users' Data to Governments

    Google has followed up last week's transparency report update – which revealed that government requests have risen by 70 percent over the last two years – with a little more information on how it deals with and why it responds to government data...

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

    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 released to the requesting party.