Google report shows steady rise in government surveillance

Posted On January 28, 2013
In Censorship of Cyberspace, Privacy in Cyberspace / Reply

US internet giant Google has released a report showing a steady climb in government surveillance online.

Google’s latest Transparency Report details the number of requests the company received from U.S. law enforcement from July through December — for the first time breaking down the total number of requests to show which requests came with judicial warrants, issued upon a showing of probable cause, as opposed to mere subpoenas.

TechFreedom described the report as revealing “a disturbing growth in government surveillance online”, noting that the report shows a 136% growth in total requests received during the same period in 2009.

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