Selected coverage and blogs
The US government asked Google for user information 4,287 times during the first six months of 2010.
During the same timeframe the UK government put in over 1,000 such requests.
This is just two snippets from Google's new Transparency Report, a set of tools designed to show censorship levels around the globe.
Civil liberty groups welcomed the tool but called on Google to provide even more detail about the requests.
It's a big, bold statement, but it's one that will be at the forefront of the minds of the bloggers and internet activists gathering in Budapest next week for a bigconference on internet freedom.
On Monday World Have Your Say will be coming to you live from Budapest where we will be gathering together some of those activists to ask whether all the blogs, tweets, mobile-phone videos and discussion boards that promote dissent and democracy have ever achieved it.
A three-day conference on the freedom of the Internet is taking place in Budapest, co-organized by Google and the Central European University (CEU). Tuesday's key topic was the filtering of Internet content.
See the Hungarian article here: http://hvg.hu/Tudomany/20100921_kormanyzat_tartalom_szures_internet
Everyone alive and kicking on the subject of online freedom of speech is at the conference. Due to massive response from participants, the conference debates are being streamed live. You can find the translated blog post on hg.hu here.