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Google: Obama Administration Increases Requests for Content Removal
Newsmax ^ | 6/18/12 | Thomson/Reuters

Posted on 06/18/2012 9:36:59 AM PDT by Nachum

U.S. authorities are leading the charge as governments around the world pepper Google (GOOG) with more demands to remove online content and turn over information about people using its Internet search engine, YouTube video site and other services.

Google provided a glimpse at the onslaught of government requests in a summary posted on its website late Sunday. The breakdown covers the final six months of last year. It's the fifth time that Google has released a six-month snapshot of government requests since the company engaged in a high-profile battle over online censorship with China's communist leadership in 2010.

The country-by-country capsule illustrates the pressure Google faces as it tries to obey the disparate laws in various countries while trying to uphold its commitment to free expression and protect the sanctity its more than 1 billion users' personal information.

Governments zero in on Google because its services have become staples of our digital-driven lives. Besides running the Internet's most dominant search engine, Google owns the most watched video site in YouTube, operates widely used blogging and email services and distributes Android, the top operating system on mobile phones. During the past year, Google has focused on expanding Plus, a social networking service, that boasts more than 170 million users.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: achillwind; administration; bigbrother; contentremoval; google; obamunism; privacyrights
Well, that's a relief. We won't have to worry our little heads about all the important people.
1 posted on 06/18/2012 9:37:15 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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2 posted on 06/18/2012 9:40:35 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Now we know that the eye on the dollar bill was prophetic..

‘They’ truly do have their eyes on you.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 9:43:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

This guy scares the crap out of me. I always thought he was incompetent and radically left. But Obama is proving himself to have dicktator ambitions.


4 posted on 06/18/2012 9:47:18 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Nachum

I use Start Page, now. Google can kiss my @ss.


5 posted on 06/18/2012 9:47:56 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: Nachum
One U.S. request from a local law enforcement agency asked Google to remove 1,400 YouTube videos for alleged harassment. Without identifying the requesting agency or the targeted videos, Google said it rejected the demand.

I'd be curious who was complaining of harassment, and how the accused harassment was going on, and why a police department was involved. I know Google Maps is very punctilious about pixeling out recognizable people in their Street View when asked, so if someone was invading someone else's privacy with You Tube one thinks Google would take a similar approach. If this were public figures at their public duties being videoed, that's a different matter. What happened to don't be evil?

6 posted on 06/18/2012 9:48:58 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Nachum

Transparency.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 9:49:01 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper (THAN)
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To: NormsRevenge
While that's officially supposed to be a benevolent Eye of Providence [i.e. Almighty God], in today's age of unprecedentedly easy spying it does take on a creepy aura.
8 posted on 06/18/2012 9:52:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“...Transparency...”

It is!
Basically what they meant was: you will be totally transparent in everything and anything you think, say or do.
It’s basically “Transparency for thee, but none for me” type of thing. The “unwashed masses” need to be controlled since they don’t know what’s good for them so we’ll decide for them.
We certainly don’t want them riled up too much so we’ll toss em a bone once in awhile.
Liberalism sucks. It’s a debilitating, chronic mental disease that forces itself onto everybody else.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 9:59:37 AM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: HiTech RedNeck
What happened to don't be evil?

LOL, where do you think that came from in the first place? If you saw someone walking down the street saying over and over again, "today I won't throw a rock through a window," would you trust that person with a rock?

10 posted on 06/18/2012 10:03:21 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Nachum
obamacareflagnaziwatchi

Well, if that's the case, then Barry, Barack, Hussein, Soetoro, Ombama, the FASCIST, Neo-Commie, can go do an unatural act to himself.

Don't like it?

Try and silence me.

Molon Labe!

11 posted on 06/18/2012 10:05:31 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Nachum

The article is short on details. How many requests were for copyright infringement? For violations of restraining orders?


12 posted on 06/18/2012 10:14:48 AM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: NormsRevenge

Great point!


13 posted on 06/18/2012 10:17:05 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum
This is not new.

Sat Feb 28 13:41:32 2009 · 14 of 25
null and void to papasmurf
Now, can everyone see what we’re up against? This IS an coordinated effort to defraud America and dis enfranchise the voters.

I saw that back in mid-July.

I watched as google systematically 'disapeared' a half a million hits on image searches for 'Obama birth certificate' over a 3 day period.

Welcome to the party...

"Do no evil google" is doubtless falling all over itself to comply with this latest outrage.
14 posted on 06/18/2012 10:17:36 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1245 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: null and void

I guess it depends on WHO is asking.

You’d think that even liberals would want an honest chronicle of the online search zeitgeist. If liberals are right (which I don’t think so, but just arguing for the sake of pointing out what would be logical), then in the future they can point back at it, and laugh mockingly at the supposed “American hysteria over Barack’s birth.” Putting it into the memory hole only bespeaks cowardice.


15 posted on 06/18/2012 10:24:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Hmmmm? Liberals wanting something honest?

Dude!

Check your premises!

Seriously.

16 posted on 06/18/2012 10:27:57 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1245 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: null and void

Unless... what’s being referred to here is the way that Google bubbles stuff up to the top based on popularity. So Google saw their system lending itself to American curiosity about the Birth Certificate... and of course they were horrified in their little liberal hearts to see a conservative curiosity being not just fed but piqued. So they did a custom job on it to make it stop.


17 posted on 06/18/2012 10:30:29 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: null and void

If liberals really believed their point of view was superior, then they wouldn’t need lies, and would apologize for lies that had been made. They fight their own consciences.


18 posted on 06/18/2012 10:32:40 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Nachum

Liberals have tamed the MSM, turned them into ‘harmless’... guess they want to do the same with the folks who still have a pair...


19 posted on 06/18/2012 10:35:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Nope. Total number of search results on July 12, 2008 over half a million.

Total number of search results on July 17, 2008 less than 40,000.

Most of the July 12 results were copies of the birth certificate, often with the errors highlighted.

Most of the July 17 results were birthday cakes, bowls of fruit, puppies...


20 posted on 06/18/2012 10:35:44 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1245 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: Nachum
Liberals have tamed the MSM, turned them into 'harmless'... guess they want to do the same with the folks who still have a pair...

The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM will fail to notice this story. Hello New York Times....

21 posted on 06/18/2012 10:36:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: null and void

Sounds like tossing a monkey wrench into it to me.


22 posted on 06/18/2012 10:52:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Nachum

Here’s one article the WH has been trying to chase off the internet. I’m posting the Free Republic link to this story because every webpage or blog that carries it ends up dropping the story and others will pick it back up.

I figured it’s easier to post the FR link which includes all of the text rather than chase the site of the day that carries it while others remove the story.

Is Barack Obama AKA Barry Soetoro?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2704560/posts


23 posted on 06/18/2012 10:52:26 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: Nachum

” - - - - the U.S. requests sought to censor nearly 6,200 items.”

Awwwwwwwwwww, da iddo-bitty Obama Fat Cats got dere iddo-bitty feelings hurt.

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24 posted on 06/18/2012 12:17:28 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

25 posted on 06/18/2012 2:55:12 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist or Patriot)
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