Online privacy has become a key civil liberty battleground. Companies such as Facebook and Google are amassing data about users' choices and activities, which businesses – and governments – would like access to. Across Europe, a backlash against the storage of online users data is growing. In Germany almost 35,000 people, including Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, sued their own government over the issue. Here are five countries where Google faces privacy, censorship, or other fights.
Pakistan militant groups are using Facebook, Twitter, and text messages to share their views and even incite violence. They are targeting a wider, more educated, and urban, audience. The Pakistan government has "no plans" to block the messages.
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BP has purchased several search terms from Google, including the phrase 'oil spill.' A BP spokesman says the PR initiative is an attempt to inform readers of BP's clean-up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.
Or is it? In tallying the most popular sites in the world, Google gave Facebook the number one slot, but left one very important site off the list.
The Vancouver, Washington publisher Bluewater Productions produces a line of unauthorized biographies, in comic book form.
Members of the graduating class of 2010 at the P.A.C.E. Head Start program look to the crowd during a graduation ceremony at Reed Green Coliseum on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi on May 25. Close to 400 graduated from the program that gives children a head start to early education.
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Pakistani officials said Internet censorship was the only option after a court order was made.