Thursday, January 19, 2006

Are They Fucking Kidding Me?

"SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc. has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department to turn over a database of search terms as part of a government probe of online pornography but Google rejected the demand as overreaching by the government.
In a Wednesday filing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Justice Department demanded that Google provide all queries entered on the company's Web search system between June 1 and July 31 of last year.

The Justice Department includes a request for Google to produce a random sample of one million Web addresses, known as URLs.

The data request is part of a broader government effort to track the effectiveness of a 1998 law, the Child Online Protection Act, or COPA, which penalizes Web site operators who allow children to view pornography, the filing said.

A 2004 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Ashcroft vs ACLU, upheld an injunction that blocked the government from enforcing the law and the Justice Department is seeking evidence from Google and others as part of an appeal of this injunction.

The motion by U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez vs. Google details the negotiations between the government and Google's lawyers, who have resisted the request as overreaching, burdensome and a violation of trade secrets.

"Google is not a party to this lawsuit and their demand for information overreaches," Nicole Wong, Google's associate general counsel, said in a statement. "We had lengthy discussions with them to try to resolve this, but were not able to and we intend to resist their motion vigorously."..."

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I imagine a lot of closeted GOP perverts are starting to worry that Bush's Big Brother campaign might start to infringe on their secret lives online.

If Bush wants to obtain everyone's Google records, he should start with his immediate circle of cronies and publish the results. And he shouldn't leave out his criminal brothers, his crackhead niece or his bimbo twins, either.

Once he shows good faith by doing that, he can have my Google records. I mean, how much trouble can I get in for Googling, "Bush is an asshole," then pressing the "I'm feeling lucky" button?

The one nice thing about having this paranoid little twit in office is that I feel I can still say anything I want---I'm the least of that piss-ant's worries.

We should all start to practice Googling phrases unflattering to the pinhead on a regular basis.
Bush has got nothing better to do than check up on Joe and Mary Sixpack, so let's keep him busy.

5 comments:

larkohio said...

Can you imagine the woman hours it will take to research all this junk? Besides being such an invasion of privacy, it seems like awhole lot of work for a whole lot of nothing.

CLD said...

All of it [domestic spying] has been a whole lotta work for a whole lotta nothing. They're tasking the FBI to follow up on these "leads" -- which takes them away from real investigative work.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Where is Bin Laden?
Isn't he the one Bush said he wanted dead or alive about four years ago?
Uh huh.
I'll bet Halliburton's got him on the payroll, too.

Kvatch said...

A 2004 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Ashcroft vs ACLU, upheld an injunction that blocked the government from enforcing the law and the Justice Department is seeking evidence from Google and others as part of an appeal of this injunction.

Uhh...not to be too obvious, but since when can the DoJ appeal a Supreme Court decision? SCOTUS is the "court of last resort", once it's decided, that's it. You need another , a different test case, or so I thought.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Bush must have made a new decree- the DoJ is now the highest court in the land! Sieg hail!