I'm not the only one interested in Google's transparency report--they are, too.
Although, I'm more than a little disappointed they didn't include copyright violation takedown requests in the article. Censorship is censorship is censorship--whatever the reason. Whether you agree with it or not, let's call it what it is.
I do have to say that it is highly desirable that Google has chosen this transparency route. I know they have to be under a lot of pressure from all quarters. But I can't help wondering if it wouldn't be better for them to just tell all comers to fuck off--China, the U.S.A., MPAA, everybody. Even from a shareholder point of view, I think protecting their reputation as honest broker may be a more important long term win for them than complying with even the most reasonable censorship demands.