Government requests for user information is on the rise, citing data from June through December 2012.
Global governments and courts are requesting an increasing amount of user data and content removal, according to Google.
Internet usage in 2011 has been put under the microscope and it seems that more than a third of people on this lovely planet of ours are now online.
Microsoft's Bing overtook Yahoo as the number two search engine in the United States and worldwide yesterday, according to data from StatCounter Global Stats.
Nokia notes that in the last few weeks, the global economic slowdown, combined with unprecedented currency volatility, has resulted in a sharp pull back in global consumer spending, and says that conditions will last through next year, at least.