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  1. Google: 25,000 Government Requests for Data in First Half of 2013

    It included a blacked-out chart to demonstrate this gag (pictured above).Richard Salgado, legal director for law enforcement and information security at Google, said the firm wanted to reveal this information but was forbidden from doing so.We...

  2. Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Urge 'Greater Transparency' in PRISM Letter

    Basic information about how the government uses its various law enforcement related investigative authorities has been published for years without any apparent disruption to criminal investigations. Several high-profile technology companies have co...

  3. Google Faces £500,000 Fine if Privacy Policy Isn't Changed by Sept. 20

    Failure to take the necessary action to improve the policy's compliance with the Data Protection Act by September 20 will leave the company open to the possibility of formal enforcement action. Google pushed ahead with a number of major policy...

  4. Google Reports Surge in Government Takedown Requests

    Another instance involved a UK local law enforcement agency's request to take down a YouTube video that falsely portrayed an official wearing a racist uniform. Local law enforcement also asked that another YouTube video be taken down because it...

  5. Google Provides Vague Range of How Often FBI Seeks User Data

    Google receives thousands of requests from law enforcement authorities to hand over user data, and while the firm was one of the first to publish transparency reports, it took until today for Google to work out a way to publish statistics about...

  6. Why & How Google Hands Over Users' Data to Governments

    It's important for law enforcement agencies to pursue illegal activity and keep the public safe. We're a law-abiding company, and we don't want our services to be used in harmful ways," he added. We scrutinize the request carefully to make sure it...

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

    Google's Richard Slagado, Legal Director, Law Enforcement and Information Security, stated they will release those numbers in a separate report from here forward and to "stay tuned" for those data. Today, Google released new data in the...

  8. Search Marketing & the Fine Art of Nexting

    The only thing that surprised me were the police officers (in the left header and the body top right), because I thought that self-defense and home security folks might not trust or appreciate government-paid law enforcement personnel.

  9. A Facebook Search Engine to Rival Google? Users Dislike That Idea [Survey]

    If Greenlight’s Search students, law enforcement professionals, medical staff, accountants, lawyers, the unemployed, and everyone in between” according to the press release) is any indication, Facebook might want to hold off until the public is a...

  10. Google’s Human Trafficking Ad Policy Questioned

    We also work closely with law enforcement and other government authorities. In a letter to CEO Larry Page, they are requesting Google share its policy for sexually exploitative advertisements and how it ensures those policies are followed.

  11. Google Forfeiture: Government Splits $500 Million

    Select Rhode Island law enforcement agencies are about to beef up their training, equipment and investigative budgets. Under the program allowing the distribution of forfeited funds among law enforcement agencies who participate in federal...

  12. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    It doesn’t protect your data in the instances of market research, product development, or inquiries from law enforcement. The issue is particularly interesting from a UK and European perspective as it comes weeks before the so-called Cookie Law...

  13. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    In addition to proposing limiting retention to just child pornography investigations, some have also proposed limiting law enforcement access to the records to only child pornography investigations. House Judiciary Committee), Smith and co-sponsors...

  14. 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.