Google unveils government requests tool

April 21, 2010: 5:35 PM ET

New tool shows which governments pull content and how much from Google's sites.

Google today announced that it was unveiling a tool to increase its transparency when dealing with governments and their takedown requests.

Strangely, China is absent from the results.  Maybe China asked for that to be pulled down too.

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Seth Weintraub
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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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