varigb707
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The Terrible 20:Censored Google Searches

Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:41 am

Forget the TSA agents with their patdowns.
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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...

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/non_aviation/post.main
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zanl188
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RE: The Terrible 20:Censored Google Searches

Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:04 am

Check your link......
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RE: The Terrible 20:Censored Google Searches

Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:06 am

It's been censored 
Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
 
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RE: The Terrible 20:Censored Google Searches

Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:18 am

Are you trolling us? o_O
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RE: The Terrible 20:Censored Google Searches

Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:17 am

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.
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RE: The Terrible 20:Censored Google Searches

Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:20 am

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
 
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RE: The Terrible 20:Censored Google Searches

Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:38 am

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9xzXUQLuY

Perhaps he should have talked Al Gore out of making his invention.
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ltbewr
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RE: The Terrible 20:Censored Google Searches

Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:21 am

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.
 
varigb707
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RE: The Terrible 20:Censored Google Searches

Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:34 am

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 1):

Check your link......



here it is... a bit late though. my bad.
http://teamcoco.com/content/terrible-20-censored-google-searches
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