Google rebuffs feds over access to search data

Submitted by: A3Diesal 11 years ago in
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10925344/?GT1=7538

Bush administration wants details of what users look for. Yahoo already gave in.
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Female 368
[quote]On 1/21/2006 1:00:44 AM pinker wrote: ....Uh, Google is canadian......[/quote]
)-| Uhm, no. Google is based in Mountain View, California.
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Male 21
...uhhh...no...can you say alterior(sp?) motives kiddies? Go google. there is no way this won`t be used to further monitor activities that don`t need to be monitored. Pretty soon we`re just going to be sitting around muttering about "Big brother is watching." and whatnot
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Male 47
I thought Google was based in Silicon Valley, CA. But ya Google has a whole bunch editions... from Google.Com (US) and Google.Ca (Canada) to Google.Co.Jp (Japan) and Google.Co.In (India).
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Female 879
I would say what I am actually feeling, but I am afraid FEDS will break into my house in the middle of the night and torture me until I say Im a terrorist, (whisper* WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO GOOGLE)
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Male 1,866
yeh. google is also NZ,Canadian, American.... you name it man. type in www.google.nz or www.google.ca i think its canada BASED thoguh
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Male 270
AHH.....im telling you people..their trying to crawl into our skin more and more...soon chip implants for money and Tags on us for everything else. Google and Gmail is supported heavily by me But still no trust goes out to them....somewhere in their database i know they have everyones data stored up...only time untill they give it out or it leaks!
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Female 427
....Uh, Google is canadian......


This makes me laugh, Bush has no power over Google what so ever.

Its like asking your next door neighbor for daily reports on how many times their dog blinks each hour

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Female 72
go google...yahoo is craptacular and it sucks ass
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Female 11
haha, overmann that just made my day, funny funny...and i agree 100%
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Male 2,605
Good for Google. If they caved in, I`d have Secret Service bursting through my windows for such search queries as `White house exit points` and `White house tour paths` and `available rooms in the apartment across the street from the Oval Office` and `Presidential Assassinations for Dummies`.
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Male 285
Only an idiot would defend the government in this situation.
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Male 298
hasn`t google already announced its most searched-for list? y doesn`t bush just look at that?
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Male 30
^^ That`s a rather good point. I wonder why they would waste the disk space. Hmmm... Maybe they read them on slow Friday afternoons for fun.
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Male 263
not only screw Yahoo but screw google to. Why would google save every single search query ever in the first place? screw that, especially when it onyl takes a single word in their code to change it from logging all searches to not logging all searches. they can also opt not to atatch you name and whole history to your searches, but they rather be evil bastards who will eventually sell out everything about you.

in the end, if google and yahoo had no records to give, then they would not be harrased by the government, simpel as that.

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Male 730
what year is it? 1983? no? sure seems like it...
(before a bunch of people comment to tell me that the book is 1984...i know. its just that we arent quite to that extreame yet but we`re on our way. just clarifying) p.s. how do i get my profile picture to be permenent? i put it up, and one post later its down! wtf!?
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Female 289
EGGAMAGAA, your comment made me laugh SO MUCH:-D
Google YOU FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT. Google is just THE BEST, I have never used yahoo to search for anything. OH DEAR. What wimps.
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Male 52
p.s. just my $.02 lol douche bag
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Male 52
I actually agree with some aspects of what the government will be using it for. Obviously they could be lying about not accessing private information. But they already have the right to find out what you buy and CAN view your credit card report as to what you have bought. I mean, they will be able to find illegal child pornography and find out demographics of areas etc. Plus if you arn`t doing anything illegal then you should have nothing to hide. Although there are downsides to this the upsides deffinantly outway them. Infact the only downside I can possibly see as using this is as a tool to find ways to advertise your politcal party by finding peoples intrests, but they already have people in the goverment that do that for them
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Male 1,030
and nice comments Homer Jay..
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Male 1,030
props to google.. the government is WAY out of control..
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Female 95
HA and my friend said google was already a govt spy and that yahoo was safe. He didnt know poo obviously.
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Male 26
Truefully I wouldn`t care if the Gov was interested in what people are looking for. But ever since the whole `we`ve been phone taping people without a court order` crap, I don`t trust the MY own government anymore. What possibly can the be looking for? And do give me this "It`s for the protection of our kids!". They have ulterior motives going on here.
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Male 26
Truefully I wouldn`t care if the Gov was interested in what people are looking for. But ever since the whole `we`ve been phone taping people without a court order` crap, I don`t trust the MY own government anymore. What possibly can the be looking for? And do give me this "It`s for the protection of our kids!". They have ulterior motives going on here.
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Male 26
Truefully I wouldn`t care if the Gov was interested in what people are looking for. But ever since the whole `we`ve been phone taping people without a court order` crap, I don`t trust the MY own government anymore. What possibly can the be looking for? And do give me this "It`s for the protection of our kids!". They have ulterior motives going on here.
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Male 30
Why would the Gov. want to know the #1 seach is "porn"? And the number two is "pron"? (And number three is most likly "prno")

Go Google! We are all behind you 100%

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Male 279
that`s all
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Male 279
pres bush is lonely. hes wanting to know what kind of porn is popular these days
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Male 19
go google bush worst thing happened to america yahoo SUCKS balls
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Female 1,468
That`s outrageous.
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Male 11,739
Yahoo sucks, Bush sucks. It`s a match made in heaven. Losers.

I hope Google keeps it up. Way to go!

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Male 943
Right on, homer jay! Yah, the Bush administration has brought about more scandal than Nixon. Worst presidency ever...
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Male 943
stupid SOB, yahoo sucks anyway. Even still what gives the gov`t any right to subpoena this information? Yet again the issue of the right to privacy is brought up. AND if google did submit the records think about what would happen to them, IMO they would suffer a dent in their stock. Viva la resitance!
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Male 1,132
YEAHHHH GO GOOGLE!!!! Stand up to those governmnt pigs. The gov. should make it`s own case in supreme court, if they can`t get what they want done when they control the presidency, the congress, the house of representatives, and the supreme court, then it must be something f**ked up. If the gov. needs specific info about "adult" websites why don`t they just ask for that info instead of a weeks worth of searches and a random 1,000,000 searches.

I think people are gonna look back in history on G.W.`s term in office and think that he was the catalyst that changed the way the world works (for the worse)

just my $.02

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Male 145
nobody? i really dont care...
google can stop it , ok does it matter
they can allow it and then we get a revolution in blocking crap/poo/pooe from popping up
meh!
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Female 368
Who uses Yahoo to do searches anymore, anyway? :-P
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Male 403
YAHOO, YOU READ THIS?? YOU SUCK, WUSSY
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Male 2,519
I`m giving up on yahoo.
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Female 1,972
At least my paranoia is warranted. I`m going to go there now and search words on the watchlist, just to see what would happen.
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Female 2,144
Yeah. Go Google.
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Male 1,407
Good. I`m behind Google completely.
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Male 47
Link: Google rebuffs feds over access to search data [Rate Link] - Bush administration wants details of what users look for. Yahoo already gave in.
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