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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. 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: As a mobile user, do you really want to go to the restaurant's website first when you're doing a...

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    Every six months, Google releases information about government requests to remove content or access private user data as part of their Transparency Report. Google found that their videos did violate YouTube’s Community Guidelines and as a result...

  6. Google Copyright URL Removal Requests Top 1.2 Million

    In 2011, Google added new features to its transparency reports, later adding user data requests. Google's Transparency Report has been around since 2010. When something gets in the way of the free flow of information, we believe there should be...

  7. Google Transparency Report Now Shows User Data Requests

    The Google Transparency Report has been updated to include data on Government requests for user information. First, Google is inviting other companies to join the Opennet Transparency Project, which creates a standardized format for similar...

  8. Your Facebook Data File: Everything You Never Wanted Anyone to Know

    Facebook lists their primary objective as transparency, saying, “It is almost impossible for the user to really know what happens to his or her personal data when using facebook. Facebook recently got their hands on their complete Facebook user...