View Full Version : Google losses court case

03-14-2006, 04:39 PM
Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/home/technology/2006/03/14/google-****-data-cx_ck_0314google.html) - A federal judge indicated on Tuesday that he'll order Google to turn over a pared-back set of responses to data requests from the government.

The Bush administration wants Google to turn over search requests it has collected from users of it's search engine. I am happy to see Google fighting the release of this information. Such information should only be turned over with a warrant to investigate a crime. I do hope Google appeals this ruling. If not, it could hurt their business because users may not want to use a search engine which is monitored by a government.

What's your view on this?

03-14-2006, 04:49 PM
This is funny, because my wife and I were just talking about this with my neighbor about 3 hrs ago.

I do not feel that Google should have to turn over anything. It's another invasion of privacy I feel. The government is going too far with their patriot act, and trying to track down criminals and/or terrorists. So many of our rights are being violated more and more. We shouldn't have to worry about getting on the internet or picking up a phone and wondering whether someone is watching or listening to what we do.

The way our government is right now reminds me of China and the restrictions that they put on their people of what they can and can not view on the internet or publish in the newspapers.

03-14-2006, 08:01 PM
Here is a great quote from another article.

CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/03/14/google.hearing.ap/index.html)
Quote[/b] ]"The erosion of privacy tends to happen incrementally," Berman said. "While no one intrusion may seem that big, over the course of the next decade or two, you might end up in a place as a society where you never thought you would be."

It's good to be aware of what is going on.