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Google thumbs nose at Feds

by TONI H / January 20, 2006 7:37 AM PST

The government wants a list all requests entered into Google's search engine during an unspecified single week a breakdown that could conceivably span tens of millions of queries. In addition, it seeks 1 million randomly selected Web addresses from various Google databases.

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(NT) (NT) Sounds like a witch hunt
by Diana Forum moderator / January 20, 2006 7:39 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) What if the witches are real?
by EdH / January 20, 2006 11:06 AM PST
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I can understand the concern if proprietary data and
by Kiddpeat / January 20, 2006 8:59 AM PST

methods could be revealed by the data. Those are, of course, part of Google's trade secrets, and it should not be required to expose them. I wouldn't trust the ability of the government to keep that secret either. I also would not trust the police types to restrain their use of the information.

The government should look for a compromise, and it should reimburse Google for any and all expenses of supplying the information.

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I doubt they would go after proprietary information
by Dragon / January 20, 2006 10:49 AM PST
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I didn't realize
by TONI H / January 21, 2006 12:34 AM PST

that JP had already started a thread on this topic. I'm locking this one with my apologies.


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