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CHART OF THE DAY: URL Takedown Requests Each Day by Google

http://www.businessinsider.in/CHART-OF-THE-DAY-Google-Receives-Millions-Of-URL-Takedown-Requests-Each-Day/articleshow/40628866.cms Google on Thursday released a new transparency report, which revealed the number of URLs requested to be taken down from its search engine has skyrocketed to more than a million a day. Based on Google's data, which was charted for us by Statista, Google was asked to remove about 8 million search results just last week. As you can see from the chart, the number of takedown requests shot up around May, which is when Google first decided to publicize the contents of those takedown requests. As 9to5Google's Mark Hearn points out, Google only received a few hundred takedown requests per year just a few years ago. But as it becomes easier to upload and access pirated content via search engines and torrents, the number of URL removal requests is only expected to increase.

Kurds need more U.S. help to defeat Islamic State

    by Masoud Barzani  Washington Post August 11, 2014     Today the people of Kurdistan and Iraq are threatened by a fanatical and barbaric terrorist organization that wishes to dominate Middle East. We are resolved to defeat this threat with the help of the United States and our friends around the world.   There can be no overstating how perilous the situation is. The terrorist blitzkrieg of the Islamic State has swept from Syria into Iraq, with its goal of conquering and controlling a large swath of the world. While some of its more distant aspirations may be beyond its grasp, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East and Central Asia are not.   The slaughter and destruction in Syria and parts of Iraq are the unvarnished template of what can be expected in any part of the world where they will rule.   We are the United States' staunch allies in the region, and we have the only force in the area with the means and will to protect thousands of lives from the horrors that these t

PM’s address to the nation on 15th August

August 15, 2014 Author: admin #Independence Day #Speeches   "An occasion to build national character"   Series of initiatives announced Pradhanmantri Jan-Dhan Yojana to provide for a bank account, a debit card and an insurance amount of Rs. one lakh, for the poor Digital Infrastructure a priority to empower Indians Swachh Bharat initiative to be launched on October 2nd Toilets in all schools within a year Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to be launched New institution to replace Planning Commission   Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today called upon all citizens to contribute to the cause of building national character. Addressing the nation for the first time from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 68th Independence Day, he said, it is an occasion for introspection for all, as to how his or her acts would weigh on the scale of National Interest. Let all actions be in the National Interest, and be seen as a contribution towards nation building, the Prime Minister said.