Public Policy

    • Reflecting on Google's GNI Engagement

      As the year comes to a close, we’re reflecting on Google’s Global Network Initiative (GNI) assessment and some of this year’s important developments in our work to protect the free expression and privacy interests of our users. Last week, in our continued effort to increase transparency around government demands for user data, we made available to the public the National Sec ...

      The Official Google Blog- 14 readers -
    • Reflecting on Google's GNI Engagement

      As the year comes to a close, we’re reflecting on Google’s Global Network Initiative (GNI) assessment and some of this year’s important developments in our work to protect the free expression and privacy interests of our users. Last week, in our continued effort to increase transparency around government demands for user data, we made available to the public the National Sec ...

      The Official Google Blog- 13 readers -
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  • Reflecting on Google's GNI Engagement

    … available to the public the National Security Letters (NSLs) Google has received where, either through litigation or legislation, we have been freed of nondisclosure obligations. Our goal in doing so is to shed more light on the nature and scope of these requests. We’ve also supported policy efforts to ensure that the privacy interests of non-U.S. persons…

    The Official Google Blog- 13 readers -
  • Sharing National Security Letters with the Public

    … In our continued effort to increase transparency around government demands for user data, today we begin to make available to the public the National Security Letters (NSLs) we have received where, either through litigation or legislation, we have been freed of nondisclosure obligations. We previewed this back in October when we updated our…

    The Official Google Blog- 10 readers -
  • The nature of water: unveiling the most detailed view of water on Earth

    … delta sinking into the Gulf of Mexico. Blue is water, white is land, red shows areas of transition. (Source: EC JRC / Google) The change of the Mississippi over decades is just one of the hundreds of stories of similarly dramatic change around the globe; from the draining of the Aral Sea in the Middle East for crops, to the effects of dam…

    The Official Google Blog- 13 readers -
  • 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- 14 readers -
  • Bring Back the Ozone Hole

    …. As of this year — 30 years after the public’s initial awareness of the threat — the ozone hole has effectively closed. Which of course begs the question: Why can’t we run the same play against our current climate change crisis? Remember the Ozone Hole? Oh, right, you probably weren’t born yet… We can’t because for most of us, climate change isn’t…

    John Battelle's Search Blog- 13 readers -
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