The Bush administration on Wednesday asked a federal judge to order Google to turn over a broad range of material from its closely guarded databases.The feds want "one million random Web addresses" and "records of all Google searches from any one-week period."
The move is part of a government effort to revive an Internet child protection law struck down two years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court. The law was meant to punish online pornography sites that make their content accessible to minors. The government contends it needs the Google data to determine how often pornography shows up in online searches.
The government indicated that other, unspecified search engines have agreed to release the information, but not Google.
Privacy · Thu, 01/19/2006 - 00:07 · Importance: 1