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Google Transparency Report

55 Charts That Prove Governments Are Increasingly Censoring Your Internet

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Technology

Since 2009, Google has been lauded for publishing "transparency reports" on government requests to take information offline. Each time a government of...

Facebook Could Be Making A Big Change Following PRISM

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology

In an about-face, Facebook is now saying that it wants to publish information about how the social networking site shares user information with federa...

Google: Government Snooping Just Hit Record Levels.. Again

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.26.2013 | Technology

World governments keep asking Google to remove content, and Google keeps tattling on them. In its latest transparency report, released Thursday, Googl...

FBI's 'Top Priority' In 2013: Seeking Ability To Snoop Online In Real Time

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

The FBI’s "top priority" in 2013 is to modernize surveillance law so authorities can monitor in real time the Web activities of Americans suspected ...

Google Transparency Report Offers Details On National Security Letters

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Matt Sledge

Google updated its Transparency Report on Tuesday with details about the the US government's use of national security letters, a controversial investi...

Transparency in the Age of ADHD

Tijana Milosevic | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology
Tijana Milosevic

Why should you be interested in this biannual report, whose latest issue came out just weeks ago? While it may not impact you directly at the moment, this report discloses which governments asked Google to reveal information about users they happen to be interested in.x

Matt Sledge

Microsoft Won't Say Whether Skype Is Tapped | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

Privacy advocates are calling on Microsoft to disclose whether -- and how often -- governments are snooping on Skype users, a move that comes as the s...

Google Transparency Report Reactions

Matt Sledge | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology
Matt Sledge

Bloggers and privacy advocates are responding to Google's latest Transparency Report -- the first to break down how often it receives subpoenas as opp...

Matt Sledge

Google Report: Government Spying More Than Ever | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

Law enforcement is asking Google for its users' data more than ever -- and most of the time, they aren't getting a warrant first. That's the takea...

A Closer Look at Google's Transparency Report

Minh Chau | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Minh Chau

The report provides information on two important disclosures Google makes to governments, copyright owners, and courts. The potential to abuse this power is huge.

Google Says Big Brother Is Definitely Watching

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.14.2012 | Technology

The internet is becoming an increasingly monitored sphere. According to Google's sixth bi-annual Transparency Report, released on Nov. 13, the num...

13 Countries That Request The Most User Data From Google

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology

Between January and June 2011 Google received 15,640 requests for user information from countries around the globe. The search giant makes this inform...

Law Enforcement Asked Google To Remove Police Brutality Video

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.28.2011 | Technology

A U.S. law enforcement agency petitioned Google to take down a YouTube video showing police brutality, the web giant revealed in a new report. Goog...

The 11 Snoopiest Governments, According To Google

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology

Google regularly receives requests from governments around the world, asking them to remove content and fork over user data. In its recently publi...

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...