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Google Report Shows 'Disturbing Growth in Government Surveillance'

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Google has released its newest semiannual Transparency Report on Wednesday, which shows a 'steady increase in government requests' for user data and marks a 'disturbing growth in government surveillance online.' The report from the web giant, which discloses the number of requests it receives from governments and courts worldwide, shows that user data requests are up 70 percent since 2009, with a total of over 21,000 user data requests from over 33,000 users or accounts in the second half of 2012. The U.S. made the biggest number of requests by far--8,438 during this period, which marks a nearly 136 percent increase since 2009.

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   Wasn't it supposed to be a government... by Bob Gormley on Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 10:59:14 AM