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  1. China Blocks Google Ahead of Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary

    In an effort to keep details hidden from Chinese citizens, government officials have chosen instead to block access to specific sites or search terms. In addition to censorship of material on Google, the Chinese government blocks popular websites...

  2. Google's Patrick Thomas Talks Controversial Content Ahead of SES San Francisco Keynote

    In that role, I worked with legislators, government officials, and non-governmental organizations to advance an open trade agenda to improve global economic growth and reduce poverty. One year ago at SES San Francisco, Google's Distinguished...

  3. Google Reports Surge in Government Takedown Requests

    In this particular time period, we received court orders in several countries to remove blog posts criticising government officials or their associates. UK government officials also called on Google to remove content that portrayed the government...

  4. Google Spent $14.3 Million on U.S. Lobbying in 2012

    In 2010, those same companies spent $122.9 million lobbying governmental officials. The search giant spent its funds lobbying the U.S.government on patent, antitrust, and telecommunications issues. Lobbying the U.S.government has been a growing...

  5. Google Buys Frommer’s Travel Guides in Yet Another Contested Move as a Content Publisher

    As Google expands beyond general search into content development in key search verticals, FairSearch.org encourages government officials to look closely at its ability to use its dominance in search and search advertising to steer users away from...

  6. Google Reveals Argentina, South Korea Investigations

    Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported that officials in South Korea are looking into the company's handling of mobile data and advertising. In 2010, officials raided the company's offices as part of its investigation in data collection by the...

  7. Facebook Warns: Don't Share Passwords With Employers

    While social networks have long been a resource used by companies to screen employees and new hires, the demand that users turn over their passwords has drawn attention from government officials and has been condemned by Facebook as "distressing.

  8. New Gmail, YouTube, Blogger Users Join Google+ by Default

    For their part, EFF's senior lawyer Lee Tien offered that the government would need new privacy laws or regulations to prohibit identity verifiers from selling user data or sharing it with law enforcement officials without a warrant.

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

    A so-called “blackout” is yet another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals.

  10. Google Transparency Report Now Shows User Data Requests

    In the U.S.officials requested that YouTube videos of police brutality and content that allegedly defamed law enforcement officials be removed. The Google Transparency Report has been updated to include data on Government requests for user...

  11. Google Forced to Release WikiLeaks Volunteer's Gmail Info

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has previously warned U.S.citizens that their Facebook, Yahoo, and Google account information is quite accessible to U.S.government officials. In fact, law enforcement officials don’t even need a search warrant to...