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Google worried by the alarming rate of requests for content removal

Google now raises concerns over persistent demands by governments, and law enforces across the world to remove content.

THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE REQUESTS IT GETS TO HAND OVER USER DATA.

Considering the facts, Google got 3,846 government requests to remove 24,737 pieces of content. This is an increase of 68 per cent over the second half of 2012. More on this, Google also claims that it has received 93 requests to take down government criticism and removed content in response to less than one third of them during the first half of 2013.

Other tech firms including Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo!, have tended to increase the information on government data requests in efforts to reassure their customers.

That being said, the same firms have expressed major concerns about content monitoring by various government agencies. They have also been reported to beef up on security of user data, all to maintain the anonymity of its users.

 

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