Google Transparency Report shows increased government removal requests

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Ars Technica added a bit more regarding copyright takedown requests. The vast majority of these are done by private organizations not governments, and it is the fastest growing category that Google deals with. Google releases information on copyright violation requests every week, not just in the six month cycle for other requests.

As stated in the Ars Techinca article:
[I]In mid-2011, Google was receiving takedown requests for approximately 100,000 URLs per week. Today, the search giant is getting requests for almost 2 million URLs every week[/I]

You can see the full article here: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/us-gets-more-google-user-data-than-all-other-countries-combined/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+arstechnica%2Findex+(Ars+Tech


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Boy, I’m so glad governments are trying so hard to censor the internet and erase the criticisms against them, rather than dealing with said criticisms. Otherwise, they might have to deal with the actual problems, which is a huge pain. This way, they can keep doing whatever they want without the people finding out.

PS: if you didn’t realize that was sarcasm, feel free to bonk yourselves on the head. :smiley: