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Google Censorship

Google Backtracks On Harshly Criticized Censorship Decision

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Media

(Reuters) - Google Inc GOOGL.O GOOG.O on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper, underscori...

Android Won't Autocomplete 'Uterus,' 'Butt' And 1,400 Other Words

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

If you want to text a friend that you're taking the LSAT next week, Google won't help you out. An exhaustive investigation by Wired revealed that t...

Can Google Influence an Election?

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

Google is a gatekeeper, with the ability to decide what you can easily find and what you cannot. This is not the same as book burning and not as blatant as censorship, but it may be more dangerous simply because most of us do not know that it is occurring.

Would Outsourcing Morality to Technology Diminish Our Humanity?

Evan Selinger | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology
Evan Selinger

With character entirely bypassed by a technological surrogate that makes all the decisions and holds all the beliefs, the price paid for a saintly simulation turns out to be loss of humanity.

Google Sees 'Alarming' Level Of Government Censorship

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2012 | Technology

BRUSSELS - Google has received more than 1,000 requests from authorities to take down content from its search results or YouTube video in the last six...

Google Allegedly Blocks Certain Newspapers

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 09.14.2011 | Technology

BRUSSELS — Google blocked several Belgian newspapers from its web search results Friday in what the papers called retaliation over a copyright i...

Google Begins Soft Censorship Of Piracy-Related Queries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The efforts of media companies to quash online piracy are a bit like someone trying to put out a forest fire with a wet noodle. The latest pathetic fl...

Google Report Shows Where Content Is Blocked

CNET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On Tuesday, Google will introduce a new tool called the Transparency Report, at It publishes where and when Internet t...

Google Confronts Map Censorship

InformationWeek | Thomas Claburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Having moved its search service from mainland China to Hong Kong, Google may soon have to do the same with Google Maps....

Google Not Suitable for Children Under 12, Says Web Censor

Fast Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

U.K. ISP Tibboh has just done something rather surprising: It's partnered with the British Board of Film Classification to, basically, age-proof the I...

Google STILL Censors Search Results For These Other Nations (PHOTOS) | Nick Saint | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google cofounder Sergey Brin is suddenly shocked -- shocked! -- that any company would be so evil as to comply with China's censorship demands. Ple...

Google's Decision Shows New Trend In Western Reluctance to "Kowtow" to China | John Pomfret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The showdown between Google and the world's most populous country marks a turning point in one of the great alliances of the late 20th century -- the ...

Google Reverses makes '180-degree turn' on bill backing Internet freedom

The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google has reversed its position on legislation meant to increase Internet freedom in China, even as it threatens to abandon that country over censors...

Workers' May Day Protest Site Disabled

JB Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
JB Powell

One of the May Day strike organizers says Google "came to their senses" because people "from around the world started emailing them and protesting this egregious violation of free speech."