October 25, 2011 Business, Court, Online, Surveillance
Google released its semi-annual Transparency Report today, and it’s generating a lot of buzz. Here are two articles on the report you may want to read:
Elinor Mills’ on CNET, Google: Governments seek more about you than ever
Ryan Singel on Threat Level, U.S. Requests for Google User Data Spike 29 Percent in Six Months
The data are intriguing, but frustrating, because of what they do not include or partial out. Like other privacy advocates, I would like to see even greater disclosure as to how many requests for user information were just requests and how many were subpoenas, warrants, or “emergency requests.”
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