All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Transparency Report’

Google Reports Rise in Government Removal Requests

Google has released the data from July to December of last year inside their Transparency Report, and they’ve been busier than ever. Google says that they have received more governmental requests for content removal than ever before. “From July to December 2012, we received 2,285 government requests to remove 24,179 pieces of content—an increase from the 1,811 requests to remove …

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Google Now Includes National Security Requests in Its Transparency Report, But It’s Really Unspecific

Google has added another metric to its Transparency Report so users can identify one more manner in which the government is requesting their information. Starting today, Google is now including data about National Security Letters on its U.S. Transparency Report. National Security Letters (NSL) are a form of a demand letter that are used by the U.S. Government (mostly the …

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Google: Government Requests Continue To Increase Around The World

Google just updated its transparency report, showing that government requests are on the rise. The new report looks at data about government requests from January to June. “This is the sixth time we’ve released this data, and one trend has become clear: Government surveillance is on the rise,” says Dorothy Chou, Senior Policy Analyst at Google. “Government demands for user …

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