Google is no stranger to controversy, regularly making news headlines about privacy, piracy, and perhaps most-interestingly, government requests for content removal. Twice a year, Google publishes a 'Transparency Report,' detailing how many times governments around the world have asked Google to remove web content or for access to user data.
Here's their report in a visual format:
There are lots of interesting nuggets in here. For example, defamation and privacy/security seem to be the leading reasons for content takedown requests in the past half-year. Did you know that the US targeted Google Groups (of all services) for defamation reasons? Or that Google is most complicit with the US when it comes to user data requests?
Take a look and let us know what you find in the data.