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13 March 2007

India: Google's Orkut helps cops censor? New cyberterror law...

Author: Xeni Jardin, on Boing Boing

The Indian Express...[is] reporting that Google's social networking service Orkut will cooperate with the Mumbai Police to share IP addresses of users who post “objectionable content” on Orkut. If reports are to be believed, the police need only email...

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6 July 2008

Google Helping Fight Child Porn on Social Networking Site Orkut [Brazil]

Author: Gary Bourgeault, @lpha Marketer

According to Brazilian Prosecutor Sergio Suiama…[Google] had refused to work with them, saying it only had to submit to U.S. law. Orkut is the most popular social networking site in Brazil, and has been inundated with child porn, while hundreds of...

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28 November 2008

War Against Child Pornography on the Internet [Brazil]

Author: Fabiana Frayssinet, IPS

The Brazilian government has announced the creation of a web site to centralise the reception of complaints about child pornography on the Internet…The…"direct line between citizens," accessible from the web site www.denunciar.org.br, was created by...

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8 December 2011

Indian Government v Social Networking sites: Expert Views

Author: Bar & Bench News Network

According to the Google Transparency Index reported in the Hindu, for January to June 2011, the Internet search giant received requests from the Indian government...to remove 358 items...Hindu further reported that “Interestingly, the biggest chunk of...

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