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Google publishes list of Certificate Authorities it doesn't trust

Google's announced another expansion to the security information offered in its transparency projects: it's now going to track certificates you might not want to trust. Certificate Authorities (CAs) that your browser (or smartphone) trusts have a suitable entry in “settings”, but if a site presents a certificate from an …

Google adds worldwide HTTPS info to transparency report

Call it another shot in Crypto Wars 2: Google has launched a transparency report specifically to track the progress of the Internet's encryption efforts. The aim is in support of the general push to have encryption available everywhere. As the Chocolate Factory's security blog post explains, even within the Google universe …
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Google takedown requests mushroom as copyright holders play whack-a-mole

Google received more than 65 million removal requests for search results containing alleged copyright violations in the space of the past month. The takedown demands have come from the usual suspects, including the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI), which asked Google to remove 7.1 million URLs as of mid-November this year …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Nov 2015
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Amazon turns up spectacularly late to 'transparency' party, pours a large one

Amazon has finally released details of the info snooping governments from around the world demand of the retail and cloudy biz. The company said in a subdued blog post that it would publish a bi-annual information request report. It comes after Amazon – unlike its tech rivals – spent years resisting going public with the data …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Jun 2015

Governments lodge just 10 subpoenas for GitHub user info

Law enforcement agencies find Github geeks so boring they submitted a paltry ten subpoenas last year to gain information on 40 of the site's eight million active accounts. GithHub's transparency report for requests received during 2014 reveals information was provided to legal requesters in seven of these cases and about half …
Darren Pauli, 17 Apr 2015
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Keep snapping selfies, says Snapchat: Cops NEVER ask us for 'em

Images sent via self-destructing selfie service Snapchat may not disappear as reliably as it once advertised, but it turns out that if you want to post incriminating messages without them getting snooped by authorities, Snapchat is still a pretty good place to do it. That's based on the firm's first-ever transparency report, …
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Google it! Ruskie gov user data slurps jumped 25% last year

Google user data access requests from the Russian government jumped a whopping 25 per cent in the last six months of 2013, Mountain View has revealed in a rejigged version of its "Transparency Report". The ad giant said it had tweaked the way it presented the information requested by governments around the world to try to " …
Team Register, 23 Dec 2014

PLEASE STOP with the snooping requests, begs Google as gov data demands skyrocket

Worldwide government requests for access to Google's user data leapt by 15 per cent in the last six months, the ad giant said in its latest "Transparency Report" published on Monday. The company added that the demands from national authorities had ballooned 150 per cent since Google first made details of the requests public in …
Team Register, 16 Sep 2014

Transparency by Telstra: a good start but not enough

Telstra probably thought it was doing the right thing by joining other big names and publishing a transparency report. Instead, it's become a focus of criticism for, in the eyes of 'net freedom advocates, handing over too much customer information on too little pretext. The carrier's report has led to a headline number: more …
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Facebook gov surveillance data kept locked inside, er, Facebook

Facebook has released its first government transparency report, revealing – unsurprisingly – that once again India, the US and Blighty were the countries whose police were most likely to snoop on our online activities. Ironically, anyone wishing to actually access the data, at the time of writing, needs a Facebook ID first. …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Aug 2013
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Google report shows record rise in government takedown requests

Google's latest transparency report has shown requests for content removal by governments around the world rose 26 per cent in the last six months of 2012, with complaints about defamation being by far the most common reason. "As we've gathered and released more data over time, it's become increasingly clear that the scope of …
Iain Thomson, 25 Apr 2013

No Skype traffic released to cops or spooks, insists Microsoft

Analysis Microsoft's Skype subsidiary didn't hand over any user content to law enforcement, according to the software giant's first ever report on how it deals with official requests for data. As previously reported), Microsoft's transparency report revealed that Redmond received 75,378 requests from law enforcement agencies worldwide …
John Leyden, 26 Mar 2013
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Google: Gov demands for YOUR web data up 70% in just 3 years

The hunger for more and more user data demanded from Google by governments around the world showed no sign of abating, according to the company's latest figures. Google said in its "Transparency Report" that requests from authorities had climbed in the second half of 2012. For the first time since the company started …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jan 2013
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Twitter exposes Gov't requests for user data

The US government demands more data from Twitter than any other nation, the micro-blogging website has revealed. The company said it was "inspired" to reveal the stats, after its "peers" at Google started publishing so-called transparency reports in 2010 on what and how much data is demanded from countries across the globe. …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Jul 2012

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