Google: U.S. Gov’t, Police Make More Requests for Private Data in 2011

Apparently, not only is Big Brother watching you, he also really would rather that you weren’t watching him online, thank you very much. According to Google’s most recent transparency report, the first half of 2011 saw a 70% rise in requests from U.S. government and law enforcement to remove videos from YouTube, as well as a 29% rise in the number of U.S. government requests for private data about Google users.


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