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Feds want Google search data; got search data from other engines

From this:
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 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 feds want "one million random Web addresses" and "records of all Google searches from any one-week period."

Google intends to "vigorously" fight the effort, but, as Daniel Brandt informs us, they're a bit "connected". And, way down in paragraph 10 comes this:
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

Thu, 01/19/2006 - 10:24
Boofugg

You know and I know that the feds have a hell of a lot more important things to worry about. Pornograpy is "sick," and anybody addicted to it should have their asses kicked up around their shoulders. However, it is not the business of the federal government to do it, and they have no intention of doing it. As usual, the feds are using pornography as a "front" for some nefarious activity of their own design. What do you suppose it is?