The number of requests Google receives from governments around the world to remove content from its services continue rise at a rapid pace.
Google received 3,846 government requests to remove 24,737 pieces of content during the first half of 2013, a 68 percent increase over the second half of 2012. In the second half of 2012, Google received 2,285 government takedown requests. Google released the updated numbers Thursday, which cover requests made from January to June 2013, as part of its Transparency Report.
Google spotlighted one trend in particular that it said has remained consistent since launching … Read more