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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. Google also used the release of its latest transparency report to...

  2. The Social CEO: 6 Reasons Why the CEO Must Lead the Way

    Uncomfortable with transparency Should a CEO be concerned with transparency? CEO participation on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ has increased over the past year. Search engines are connecting the "people, places and things" (how Google defines...

  3. 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...

  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. How to Avoid PR Disaster With a Social Media Policy

    Include guidelines about confidential and proprietary information and how each should be treated and balanced against the transparency that consumers increasingly expect from social media. A recent report published by the Wildfire Google Team – The...

  7. 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...