Google discloses demands for censorship, user data

Apr 20, 2010

(AP) -- Google is releasing a new tool designed to show where it's facing the most pressure to censor its services and turn over personal information about its users.

The numbers released Tuesday on Google's Web site provides a country-by-country breakdown on government demands fielded by the Internet search leader during the final six months of last year.

It marks the first time that Google has provided such detailed information about the and data requests that it gets from government in the roughly 100 countries where it operates.

Google limited the breakdown to requests made as part of . It's not saying how often it complies with those requests.

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More information: http://www.google.com/governmentrequests

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Caliban
not rated yet Apr 20, 2010
OK, we get the picture.
While no data is listed for China, the US ranks very high in requests for the two categories listed.
For some related and very illuminating information regarding microsoft, checkout:
www.wikileaks.org

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