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Google discloses censorship demands to users

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posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 12:34 AM
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Google discloses censorship demands to users


www.msnbc.msn.com

Google Inc. has set up a new tool to show where it's facing the most government pressure to censor material and turn over personal information about its users. The country-by-country breakdown released Tuesday on Google's Web site marks the first time that the Internet search leader has provided such a detailed look at the censorship and data requests that it gets from regulators, courts and other government agencies. The figures, for the roughly 100 countries in which it operates, cover the fin.
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posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 12:34 AM
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It's like Henry Rollins said:

"Unfortunately, freedom allows sh*theads to get away with stuff. You always know the mark of a coward. A coward stuff. You always know the mark of a coward. A coward hides behind freedom.A brave person stands in front of freedom and defends it for others."-Henry Rollins

But, of course, the cynical guy in me wonders if this isn't a attention ploy.
Or, this is a f you directed at China.


www.msnbc.msn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 21-4-2010 by Watcher-In-The-Shadows]



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 12:56 AM
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I appreciate Google standing up for privacy rights.
But when they deny gov entities the info
they want, u see things like this happen.

www.msnbc.msn.com...

I think Google posting all this info recently
is their way of telling the world that big brother
is after them. They're saying it indirectly hoping
some smart people read between the lines.

They have

Thank u Google

[edit on 21-4-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 01:07 AM
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Pretty cool at first glance...Government Request Tool

The Google Blog explains....

Also timely....


Letter to Google Inc. Chief Executive Officer The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, and the heads of the data protection authorities in France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom sent the following letter to the chief executive officer of Google Inc. to express their concerns about privacy issues related to Google Buzz. April 19, 2010
Official international criticisms about Google's privacy misdemeanour's...



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 01:09 AM
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I guess Google is pissed at China, the real extent of the recent invasion came to light this week.

Apparent Chinese hackers accessed Google's central authentication system codenamed "Gaia".

Maybe now they will ignore some influences, who knows what they are thinking.

[edit on 21-4-2010 by jjjtir]



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 01:10 AM
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Originally posted by Kandinsky
Pretty cool at first glance...Government Request Tool


lol, China has a question mark under removed requests, but nothing under Data Requests?



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 01:16 AM
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lol, China has a question mark under removed requests, but nothing under Data Requests?


India and Brazil have been busy too. India could be terrorism related requests....Brazil? I'll have a look back here later and see what you and anyone else has to say.




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