Privacy to porno: What censorship means around the world [map]

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Google (s goog) released data today that shows requests for censorship and surveillance are on the rise worldwide. Google keeps track of government requests to remove its content (requests it sometimes abides) and releases data biannually.  We mapped those numbers, which include July 2010 through June of this year, to show the…

Google opens up on seven years of its data center history

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Google’s head of data center operations provided a seven-year look at how the search giant’s data center strategy has evolved during the 7×24 Exchange conference on Tuesday in Phoenix, Ariz.,providing a new look at the secretive search giant’s operations. From the company that pioneered the idea that the data center is…