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

    Google first announced their Transparency Report back in Fall 2010 as part of their government requests tool aimed at giving people information about the requests for user data and content removal they receive from the government.

  4. 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...

  5. Google Copyright URL Removal Requests Top 1.2 Million

    In 2011, Google added new features to its transparency reports, later adding user data requests. When something gets in the way of the free flow of information, we believe there should be transparency around what that block might be," said Google...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...