Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Apr 2010 21:24 UTC
Google "The Internet is one of the world's most important means of free expression. Yet censorship of the Web is growing; more than 40 governments censor information today, up from about four in 2002. And some governments are blocking - or proposing to block - content even before it reaches their citizens. Authoritarian countries are building firewalls and cracking down on dissent, dealing harshly with anyone who breaks the rules. We at Google believe that greater transparency will lead to less censorship online. That's why we are launching a tool that will give people information about the government requests for content removal and user data that Google receives from around the world." Biggest problem I've seen: figures are absolute, not relative (i.e., they are not comparable per country).
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RE: Comment by _xmv
by Earl Colby pottinger on Wed 21st Apr 2010 17:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by _xmv"
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I think a lot of people miss that point.

In the real world Google is not about being evil or non-evil, it is about getting you to trust them with as much data as they can get from you.

The more you can trust them, the more data they get, the more data, the more money they make.

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