Public Policy

  • Building on Surveillance Reform

    … Today, we've updated our Transparency Report on government requests for user data. Globally, we received 44,943 government requests for information regarding 76,713 accounts during the first half of 2016. We provided user information in response to 64% of those requests, which remains unchanged from the previous reporting period (i.e. the second…

    The Official Google Blog- 12 readers -
  • Bring Back the Ozone Hole

    … in the Earth’s atmosphere. By 1985, CFCs had effectively blown a massive “ozone hole” over Antarctica. A single scientific paper noted the threat, and subsequent press pickup engendered a “hot crisis” — the public perceived a clear and present threat, and as a result, we demanded a cohesive government response. The narrative was easy to understand: Ozone…

    John Battelle's Search Blog- 12 readers -
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