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Google Australia Take-Down Requests Skyrocket

Google Australia only removed 10 items of content in the six months between January and June last year. That all changed in the six months between July to December in the same year, with 646 pieces of content requested to to be taken down.

Why the massive leap? Google won’t comment, but these are government take-down requests classified under the heading of “privacy and security” in the Web Search product.

Who knows what the government found objectionable at the time? [Lifehacker Australia]


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