Google Often Gives the Government What It Wants

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A day after settling with the FTC by agreeing to privacy audits for the next two decades, Google reported that they received 29 percent more government requests for user data in the first half of 2011 than in the six months prior, and 70 percent more government requests to remove content from its various services. Google complied 93 percent and 63 percent of the time, respectively. [Politico]