Thursday, January 19, 2006

Reason # 346 Why The Bush Administration Sucks

(AP) The Bush administration, seeking to revive an online pornography law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, has subpoenaed Google for details on what its users have been looking for through its popular search engine.
Google has refused to comply with the subpoena, issued last year, for a broad range of material from its databases, including a request for 1 million random web addresses and records of all Google searches from any one-week period, lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department said in papers filed Wednesday in federal court in San Jose, California.
I understand the public intent is to prevent the child stuff; but this tactic sounds like the tactic used in overturning abortion laws- first scare them with the "partial birth", then scare them with "what do your kids do without your permission?"....

If the government can get the data from Google, who is a massive data warehouse of what you do and think, combined with the "we don't need no stinkin' wiretap court order" - this is really creepy.

3 comments:

Otto Man said...

I'm afraid you just made the NSA watch list, StudioDave. Enjoy Gitmo!

InanimateCarbonRod said...

Oh great. You drunkenly spend two hours scouring the internet for nude photos of Rue McClanahan and it's the FBI's business all of a sudden.

S.W. Anderson said...

What do you mean #346? Did you sleep through the first two years of our New Dark Age or did you just let a few months slip by here and there without keeping count?