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Government Censor

  1. Google Algorithm Tweak Tries to Squash Mug Shot Websites

    Like it or lump it, Google has the ability to censor results. Its report stated that as distasteful as these exploitative sites were, "the First Amendment does not allow the government to regulate content simply because it is distasteful.

  2. Google Reports Surge in Government Takedown Requests

    As we've gathered and released more data over time, it's become increasingly clear that the scope of government attempts to censor content on Google services has grown," wrote Google legal director Susan Infantino in a blog post.

  3. Google Stops Warning China Searchers About Dangerous Keywords

    Greatfire speculates that Google, which was immune to Chinese government pressure, could have decided to censor itself. Since the removal of the help article could only be done willingly by Google, the only explanation we see is that Google struck...

  4. Google Warns Secretive Government Group Could Kill Open Web

    Some proposals could permit governments to censor legitimate speech - or even allow them to cut off internet access," Google argued. Google has seen itself at the center of a number of government censorship and takedown efforts.

  5. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    Google, Governments t Censor Search Results Google is alarmed by government requests to remove political content from search results, fearing that free expression may be at risk. We hope this tool will be helpful in discussions about the...

  6. Google Search in Mainland China Now Shows Censorship Warnings

    Google hasn’t actually operated in China since early 2010, when they decided they would no longer censor search results on Google recently launched an anti-censorship tool for Chinese search users, announcing the update on their Inside...

  7. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    Complete immunity for search engines, webhosts and others who self-censor, an obvious damper on innovation and freedom of the web. There’s no need to require American social networks, blogs, and search engines to censor the Internet or undermine...

  8. Google to Protest SOPA on Home Page Tomorrow

    Two bills currently making their way through congress -- SOPA and PIPA -- give the US government and copyright holders extraordinary powers including the ability to hijack DNS and censor search results (and this is even without so much as a proper...

  9. Indian Government Pressure Facebook, Google, Twitter to Censor Content

    Facebook, Google, Twitter and other web firms are facing pressure from the Indian authorities to censor their sites for content which may defame the government or offend religious sensibilities. However, Sibal has since denied that he was trying to...

  10. Judge Orders ALL Search Engines, Social Networks to De-index Seized Websites

    Beyond standard de-indexing, this implies that social media sites will have to censor user-posted links. Should the government be doing more to protect users from online scams? The ruling also mandated that Google and others de-index the suspect...

  11. The Revolution Will Be Streamed -- Operation Payback: Protest or War?

    Governments shouldn't try to censor because they don't agree with it. Pew-pew down goes the Swiss Government, then the Swiss Prosecutor, then Lieberman and more pew-pew it is MasterCard, Visa and now as I write this I watch as down goes PayPal.