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  1. Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Others Join Forces to Fight NSA Spying

    Eight of the world's largest technology companies have signed a joint letter to the US president and congress, demanding reform on the methods used by government agencies to gather user data. Reflecting previous rhetoric from all the companies...

  2. Google Challenges U.S. National Security Letter in Court

    Google has tried in recent years to provide users with some information on how it deals with government agencies' requests for user data. Google took the unusual step last month of revealing, albeit in vague terms, the number of NSLs it received...

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

    David Drummond, Google SVP and chief legal officer, wrote in a blog post that the company receives dozens of requests a day from government agencies seeking users' account information. Drummond explained that when Google is able to, it notifies...

  4. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    We noticed that government agencies from different countries would sometimes ask us to remove political content that our users had posted on our services. Google is alarmed by government requests to remove political content from search results...

  5. Real Names: Google+, Government & The Identity Ecosystem

    Should the agencies that would be tracking us, holding our IDs, not inform us that they are doing this? The same agency Schmidt was almost made head of a few months ago, the same Google who may seemingly be one of the “trust” agencies for your real...

  6. Google Health Shutting Down Doesn’t Mean Google Has Abandoned Health

    Google has consolidated results from three general sources: WebMd and its owned and operated affiliates, federal government agencies, and the top brands representing U.S.healthcare (MayoClinic and Cleveland Clinic principally).

  7. Virtuality & Mortality: Who Owns The Online Content We Create After We Die?

    Since the projected value of virtual goods is expected to top ten billion dollars (US) in 2011, it is probably an inevitable conclusion that at some point governmental agencies are going to look into taxing those goods to get a cut of the action.

  8. What Role Should the Government Play in Our (Searching) Lives?

    For the sake of this analysis, we looked at the top search terms driving traffic to government websites, which include sites containing information on voting, the election, and government and state agencies (e.g.