Google spiked 50M searches in 2012

Millions of links scrapped by Internet search giant for alleged copyright violations.

By John P. Mello Jr., PC World |  Networking, copyright, Google

Copyright holders aren't the only entities pressuring Google to remove links from search results.Governments do so, too. More than half those requests are made for concerns over defamation or privacy and security.

However, governments are interested in more than just taking down links from the Internet. They're also interested in obtaining information from Google that it has about its users. That trend, too, increased over 2012.


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