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Google Rejects Most Gov't Censorship Requests

Google has revealed that last year it refused to comply with most US government requests to remove controversial content from its websites. The company also discussed its behavior in removing terrorism videos and its response to a particularly ... unusual request from the Canadian government. Google explored these issues in its latest Transparency Report, which provides information about private and public requests that Google receives to censor specific Internet content. According to the report, between July and December 2011 Google received US court orders to take down a total of 3,851 items. ... (view more)

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Microsoft Asks Google to Censor Piracy Pages

According to Google, Microsoft asked the search service to remove more than 500,000 links from its results pages because they directed people to sites containing pirated software. The revelations come via Google's "Transparency Index", which lists ... requests from governments and corporations to censor information in its databanks. (Source: ) The figures cover only complaints specifically relating to the Google search index, not to other Google-owned sites, such as YouTube. They also cover only requests made online, rather than through fax or postal mail. During the past month, ... (view more)

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'X-Mouse Button Control', and 'Google Government Requests'

X-Mouse Button Control This very cool program provides application-specific mouse button mappings, which means one application can use the mouse differently from another. This is useful for games which do not inherently support the extended mouse ... buttons, because you can map keys to each button. Google Government Requests Google regularly receives requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from its services, or provide information about users of our services and products. The interactive map shows the number of requests along with ... (view more)


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