Google Privacy Issues

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Just yesterday we reported that the iPad 3G would ship on May 7th. Then, suddenly, Apple announced that the new tablet with 3G service from AT&T would arrive a week earlier. You can pick up your iPad 3G beginning at 5pm on Friday April 30th.

After years of availability on Youtube, the studio responsible for producing the much-parodied Hitler freak out has removed all associated clips from the site. Constantin Film asked Youtube to remove many of the most popular Hitler freak out memes, however, many remixes remain. While director Oliver Hirschbiegel is fine with the endless stream of parodies, its proof that in this day and age copyright right laws need to adapt to a social remix culture.

The take down came at the same time Google revealed new data showing government inquiries into obtaining user information. Google released an app showing the amount of content removal requests and user information requests by country. The new application reports that Google received 3,580 requests for user information from the United States during the second half of 2009, the second highest amount of any country in the world. The release of the new tool comes as Google continues to promote an Internet free of censorship.

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