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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Right-to-privacy groups said on Friday an attempt by the Bush administration to force Google Inc. to turn over a broad range of materials from its databases set a dangerous precedent that should worry all Americans.

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Ehhh... all this right to privacy crap has not yet affected my life, I don't expect it to either. They can look at my emails, library card, and magazine subscriptions, doesn't bother me any.
 

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Heh. They can phone tap without warrants and Google is worried about random, non-PII search data being shown to the government? ;\\
 

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you mean on google maps? I doubt thats the case, but if all of sudden that area doesn't exist.... well then you know that rea 51 does exist! I'm so glad I live in Canada... To bad the crapiest party running is going to get a majority vote today..... Ugh.... America, your little (but not so little) neighbors are going to start acting ALOT like you.... phoey, just when I thought Canada had a little lead on the states, we decide we want to become much more like you..
 

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Well, if Martin and company weren't such a corrupt pile of steaming poo..


Hrm. The Liberals up north and our Republicans down here in the south have a few things in common
 

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hehe, Jim Harper is the name of our Police Cheif!
 

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No politics REMEMBER! I am trying to hold myself back!

Damn liberals!

Uhhh... Mmmm... where did that come from?
 

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Originally Posted by satansmurf

Well, if Martin and company weren't such a corrupt pile of steaming poo..


Hrm. The Liberals up north and our Republicans down here in the south have a few things in common


HAHA so true.
 

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Yeah, I had a couple friends get all worried about this and start rattling off "privacy" concerns........but when I looked into it, there is no personal info requested.

The government simply wants to know how many times "kiddie porn" is searched for on Google......they aren't asking to know WHO searched for it, just how many 'hits' happen, basically.

I'm no prude, heck, I got my first Playboy subscription when I was 13, but try a google search for "naked teens" or something, see how easy it is to look at porn on the internet with NO age verification at all.

AOL and Yahoo ahve already turned over such info......

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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.

In court papers filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Justice Department lawyers revealed that Google has refused to comply with a subpoena issued last year for the records, which include a request for 1 million random Web addresses and records of all Google searches from any one-week period.


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"We are trying to gather up information in order to help the enforcement of a federal law to ensure the protection, quite frankly, of our nation's children against pornography," Gonzales said in Washington on Friday.

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"We are not asking for the identity of Americans."

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The Justice Department has not asked for names or computer addresses. But the search-engine subpoenas reinforced concerns about how much personal information the government should be entitled to.


IMHO, it's a bunch of Chicken Littles running around.

My guess is Google is more concerned about it's method of searches getting out, every single article has mentioned that Google fears for it's propiertary data....in addition to it's privacy concerns.

This is no different than if the government asked Ford how many Red pickups it sold last year. They just want to know what......not who.

{my 2 cents}
 

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hey, what if you're a recovering anarchist? (psst, me) anyway, google ain't gonna sell it's stuff. they would lose too much business, and plus, who cares that governemnt knows i just went to a lezzy pron site?
 

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i think you people need a political section, or atleast one that relates to computers. like the music thing, the digital copyrights acts and this google thing. technology and politics always go hand in hand, and curbbing people from talking about it fairly stupid, no offense to any mods/admins who read this, though. just putting my opinion in there.
 

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You're entitled to your opinion.

We know for a fact that it is BETTER this way.

It's not stupid, it's sensible.

____________ <~ Bottom Line = If you want to talk politics, join a political forum.
 

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people who are on political forums don't like my point of views. i have already tried that. when they are set up into left wing/right wing and everything in the middle, somebody, like me, who is not apart of either or anywhere in the middle is frowned apon. i still think it goes against freedoms to have the government know how many times a certain ip address looks for pron. but i will back off because politics are a nono
 
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