Google discloses demands for censorship, user data
(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 censorship 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 criminal investigation. It's not saying how often it complies with those requests.
More information: http://www.google.com/governmentrequests
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