Google will provide more data about government requests for user data

A great move by Google today: The search giant is "launching a new Government Requests tool to give people information about the requests for user data or content removal we receive from government agencies around the world. For this launch, we are using data from July-December, 2009, and we plan to update the data in 6-month increments. Read this post to learn more about our principles surrounding free expression and controversial content on the web." (via Jake Appelbaum)