Source: India Times

When looking for an information, internet users tend to search it on Google. And, when the government wants to snoop on people, it contacts the bosses of the US-based internet search giant.

Google, a favourite place to search information on internet, has also emerged as a favoured snooping ground for the government agencies and globally India ranks third in seeking user details from the global internet major.

In 2010 alone, Indian government made more than 3,000 requests seeking user details from Google, while it also sought removal of various content, including those defamatory in nature, in about 100 cases during the year.

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