“Google says government surveillance is on the rise” @ CBS News

Posted on November 14, 2012

Chenda Ngak — November 13, 2012: “Google announced Tuesday the release of its latest transparency report, which reveals that the search giant is getting more government request than ever before.

Google’s transparency report details takedown request from government agencies or organizations worldwide. Typical inquiries include the request to remove content that is in violation of copyright or local laws.The top reason for court orders issued to Google are defamation, and privacy and security.

Some examples of government takedown requests include: links to websites that allegedly defamed a politician’s wife in Germany, 360 search results in India that may have violated a person’s privacy and a request from the Russian Ministry of the Interior to remove 160 YouTube videos that supposedly contained extremist materials…………………..”

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