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Google talks transparency

Google talks transparency

Google has revealed the extent to which world governments request controversial or contrary sites be excluded from search results, using its Transparency Record to highlight potential censorship. The newly updated section details Google's response to complaints such as YouTube videos allegedly promoting terrorism, with takedown-requests from the US more than doubling in the July to December 2011 period from the previous six months.

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Google adds copyright removals to Transparency Report

Google adds copyright removals to Transparency Report

Google launched its Transparency Report two years ago in order to show the world exactly what data was being collected and what was available on its various services. One of the first features was the ability to view government takedown requests, and another was traffic patterns across Google’s products. Now the search company has added a new copyright section to the Transparency Report.

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Facebook “enhances transparency” in their Data Use policy

Facebook “enhances transparency” in their Data Use policy

The folks at Facebook have both released a news update and have created a fun meet and greet video which surrounds their most recent update to their Data Use Policy. This privacy matter is always one Facebook users galore should be following closely because it has everything to do with the data they release themselves on the daily to the biggest social network in the world. What this update includes is responses to feedback in-video as well as assurances that Facebook has had all sorts of positive feedback from their most recent round of updates to all policies.

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Microsoft muddies Windows Phone update transparency

Microsoft muddies Windows Phone update transparency

Microsoft has announced it is axing its "Where's My Phone Update?" site for Windows Phone, the oft-praised roadmap schedule that kept WP7 device users up to date with what new OS versions they could expect. The increasing number of Windows Phones on the market appears to be the primary reason for the site's shuttering, with Microsoft's Eric Hautala, customer experience lead, hinting that maintaining the page was growing too complex "as we continue our growth." However, there are also indications that Microsoft is giving more control over to carriers as to which customers get updates.

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ISPs threatened over UK Net Neutrality transparency

ISPs threatened over UK Net Neutrality transparency

UK communications regulator Ofcom has threatened ISPs with stricter net neutrality rules if they do not improve the way bandwidth shaping policies and traffic management are explained to users, warning that "it is important that we are able to understand how our access might be restricted." While the organization concedes that ISPs do go some way in communicating what limits are placed on broadband access - such as P2P throttling at "peak" times of the day - it argues the current explanations are only of real use "to technically savvy consumers" and greater work needs to be done on broadening understanding.

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