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Google Adds Data on Unsafe Websites to Transparency Report Google Adds Data on Unsafe Websites to Transparency Report
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Google is adding a new section to its online Transparency Report, which currently documents data requests from the government, content removal requests, and just recently, National Security Letter information. Starting now, Google will show information on malware and phishing attacks …

Facebook Get Its Transparency Wish, Reports on National Security-Related Data Requests Facebook Get Its Transparency Wish, Reports on National Security-Related Data Requests

On the heels of the leaked documents detailing the National Security Agency’s secret internet surveillance initiative, PRISM, companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were quick to deny any voluntary involvement in providing troves of user data to the U.S. …

Google Asks the U.S. Government to Let Them Be More Transparent About National Security-Fueled Data Requests Google Asks the U.S. Government to Let Them Be More Transparent About National Security-Fueled Data Requests
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Google has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Mueller – one that they’ve just made public on their public policy blog. The letter asks the U.S. government to let Google publish the aggregate numbers of …

Twitter Launches New Transparency Report Home, Releases Second Report Twitter Launches New Transparency Report Home, Releases Second Report
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Twitter announced today that it is launching a new Transparency Report home page at transparency.twitter.com. The announcement comes on Data Privacy Day, and the week following the latest release of Google’s Transparency Report. Twitter first released a Transparency Report of …

Google Outlines What It’s Doing To Protect Your Data From The Government Google Outlines What It’s Doing To Protect Your Data From The Government
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With today being Data Privacy Day, Google took to several of its blogs to outline three initiatives it says it is focused on, related to privacy as it pertains to protection of consumers’ information and government requests. The company will …

Advocacy Groups Ask Skype To Release Transparency Report Advocacy Groups Ask Skype To Release Transparency Report
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Skype was embroiled in a mini-controversy last year when reports came out claiming that Skype was spying on its users. The Microsoft-owned company hit back at the reports saying that it only hands over information when law enforcement “follows appropriate …

Government Requests for User Data Increase in the U.S., Around the World According to Google Government Requests for User Data Increase in the U.S., Around the World According to Google
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Every six months Google unveils a new Transparency Report, which contains the figures on government requests for user data. It also gives us a look into just how often Google is giving up the goods. Google has just released the …

Google: Government Requests Continue To Increase Around The World 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 …

In Twitter’s First Transparency Report – Surprise! – U.S. Made Most User Info Requests In Twitter’s First Transparency Report – Surprise! – U.S. Made Most User Info Requests

Following Google’s habit to provide semi-annual transparency reports about government requests for user information and DMCA takedown requests, Twitter has released its first Transparency Report today that shows the statistics of all of the requests the micro-blogging company receives from …

Google Still Granting 93% of User Data Requests to U.S. Gov’t Google Still Granting 93% of User Data Requests to U.S. Gov’t
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Google released it’s semi-annual Transparency Report for July to December 2011 over the weekend and, as always, there are some revealing insights into how the company handles requests for both user data and content removal from different governments around the …

Does Microsoft Ignore Bing’s Results? Does Microsoft Ignore Bing’s Results?

Earlier this week, Google released their annual Transparency Report, which, among other things, focuses on the multitude of search engine result takedown requests they receive. Among the information contained within, there’s a list of the entities issuing these requests. The …

Google Gets Over a Million Takedown Requests Each Month Google Gets Over a Million Takedown Requests Each Month

Google’s yearly transparency report is available, and right away, they make one thing perfectly clear: They get and respond to over 1 million takedown requests on a monthly basis. Not only do they respond, but they apparently act. According to …