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Google: US government data requests up 250% in 5 years

Google has released its latest transparency report, revealing that the US government's requests for user data have risen 19% since the second half of last year and 250% since 2009, the year the company first started publishing transparency data. Worldwide, the…

Google adds phishing and malware data to Transparency Report

Google started the Safe Browsing program in 2006, which catalogs suspected malicious websites and warns people while browsing the web if they happen to come across a flagged site. Google is actively flagging up to 10,000 sites per day, and reports that through sharing this data with other browsers...

Twitter's second transparency report details takedown requests

Twitter’s transparency report covering the second half of 2012 was just released, highlighting requests the microblogging platform receives from governments and rights holders. Specifically, the report covers information requests from governments, government requests for content removal and copyright notices related…