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  1. 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.

  2. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    Google, Governments t Censor Search Results In some cases, they must consider local laws and may be facing down a court order, even if complying seems like participating in censorship. Laws surrounding these issues vary by country, and the requests...

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

    There’s no need to require American social networks, blogs, and search engines to censor the Internet or undermine the existing laws that have enabled the Web to thrive, creating millions of U.S.jobs.

  4. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    Why should looking for things on the Internet be subject to government regulation, any more than you'd expect laws on how you could do research at your local library? FTC's antitrust probe into Google, the search marketing organization SEMPO issues...

  5. Censoring Google is the Cure for Piracy?

    Perhaps rather than spending millions lobbying Congress and fighting a few websites or forcing search engines to censor search results, Hollywood could figure out a new, more affordable and smarter global delivery model that would render piracy...

  6. Brin Suggests Google Might Reverse Chinese Censorship In The Short Term; Meanwhile, China Ramps Up Google.com Blocks

    It's also important to note that one of the ways Google decides what to censor is to look at the differences between Google.com and Google China from within China, as the New York Times explained in an excellent story back in April.

  7. How Google Censors Itself For China & Paid Exclusion As Being Evil

    After all, when Google chose to censor Google News in China, we were told that it was less than two percent of the sources out there. In France and Germany there are Nazi material laws. I talked with him a bit about this today and actually found...

  8. Google Filtering Of French & German Web Sites Revealed

    Google's response is that it has had to remove certain sites to comply with local laws, not out of any desire to censor results according to its own viewpoints. It is common for search engines to remove websites from their indices to abide by local...