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Google: Government Demands For User Data Up 150% Over Past Five Years

Google: Government Demands For User Data Up 150% Over Past Five Years

By Chris Crum 21 hours ago

Google released its updated Transparency Report today. This is the tenth update, and shows the number of government demands the tech giant has received for user data in criminal investigations for the first half of the year. It also shows …

Google Asks the US to Let Them Be More Transparent Google Asks the US to Let Them Be More Transparent
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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 Twitter Launches New Transparency Report Home
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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 …

How Google Is Protecting Your Data From Governments How Google Is Protecting Your Data From Governments
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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 …

Skype Asked To Release Transparency Report Skype Asked 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 …

Google: Government Requests for User Data Increase Google: Government Requests for User Data Increase
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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 Google: Government Requests Continue To Increase

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 …

Twitter Unveils First Transparency Report Twitter Unveils First Transparency Report

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 Grants 93% of User Data Requests to US Gov't Google Grants 93% of User Data Requests to US 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 Its Own Takedown Requests? Does Microsoft Ignore Its Own Takedown Requests?

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 Offers Takedown Request Transparency Google Offers Takedown Request Transparency

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 …