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The Terrible 20:Censored Google Searches  
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2794 times:

Forget the TSA agents with their patdowns.
According to Google, there has been an "alarming" increase in international governments requesting that search results be censored. Over the past six months, requests by the US government to squash certain searches have shot up 718%. But what exactly are people searching for that has the world's superpowers asking the most popular Internet search engine to censor its results? ''

Here's more on this matter...


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3908 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2754 times:
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Check your link......

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User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2746 times:

It's been censored 

Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 8384 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2729 times:

Are you trolling us? o_O

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User currently offlineStabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Not sure if troll or recieved F in "Posting Story Links" class...

On a serious note this is a real story. I'd post a link if I wasn't on my phone.

So we beat on against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 15339 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2551 times:
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Here you go:


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Some governments don't like the public to Internet usage.
In fact, here is one US Senator that wishes the Internet was never invented.


Perhaps he should have talked Al Gore out of making his invention.

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13856 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

There can be legitimate concerns by governments as to some areas of items one can access on the Internet where government censorship can be justified.
Child porn and nude or semi nude pictures are taken without the person's permission is illegal in many jurisdictions.
Military secrets. For example I saw a news item where allegedly a Google map picture showed an advanced and secret drone aircraft at Lockheed's 'skunk works' facility. I suspect the US Government demanded that such picture or of any such secure areas be unavailable.
There could be Secret Service as well as 'homeland security' information (like information of critical infrastructure, security procedures) that should not be public information as could be used by terrorists and criminals.
Information on criminal investigations, of people involved undercover, where it could destroy them letting alleged criminals go free.
Proprietary private information that if taken and used can ruin a company.
Personal information that allows identity theft or critical personal information that can be misused and run your life. Pictures in the streets (Google views) with potential invasions of personal privacy
Sites with stolen copyright, trademarked and otherwise legaly protected materials allowing downloaning without the compensation of their owner.

Where the conflict kicks in is for example with 'Wikileaks' where much of the information is embarrassing or discloses immoral policies like with torture, political repression, or withholding of criminal behaviors by governments.

User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 1):

Check your link......

here it is... a bit late though. my bad.

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