The UK government wants the power to pull "unsavoury" content - with an eye trained on terrorist material in particular - regardless of whether it's illegal or not.
Eric Schmidt said recently that encrypting everything can end government censorship in a decade. Activists battling China's Great Firewall say why wait, when we just did it in a fraction of the time?
Two search giants, Google and Microsoft, have agreed on measures that should make it harder to search for child abuse images online on the open internet, while Google has made a groundbreaking move to identify and ferret out videos made by paedophiles on its YouTube service.
Searching on certain illogical strings returns sites with very XXX titles, all with NSFW tag lists hot enough to burn a hole through your monitor.
Google has once again admitted to profiting from advertisements for illegal products and services. Recently the BBC exposed them for making money on bogus Olympic 2012 ticket sales.