January 20, 2006

Google Doesn't Give it Up

Bush wants private Google data

In an effort to revive an old law that was struck down by the highest court in the land 2 years ago, Bush has demanded that Google turn over a bunch of search data.

The law in question is the Internet Child Protection law, deemed unconstitutional. Bush wants data to bolster his case. Google said “Uh-uh - we’re not giving you our users’ search data.”

Meanwhile, MSN and AOL rolled over and said: “Here you go, Mr. Man! Hope you find something interesting. Notice that Mr. Smith of Springfield Ohio searched for “Blonde on Blonde. He might have been looking for a song by Bob Dylan, but you can’t be too careful. Also, a bunch of people were searching on ‘breast’ and ‘chicken.’ I’m thinking that they ought to be investigated for bestiality!”

I don’t know about you, but I really resent the idea that people’s data should be handed over as if they are criminals. With no prior reason to believe that they are.

Posted by James at January 20, 2006 2:50 PM
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