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January 20, 2006

Justice Department

The Justice Department wants to force Google to release records of everyone's searches. Why? To find and prosecute anyone who may be viewing child pornography.

Okay, child porn is evil and bad and rightly illegal. However, what is some child porn purveyer uses tags that do not indicate that the site is porn and Google lists that site when someone is searching for dolls or toys? What if someone clicks on a link that appears to be ok but it ends up being a porn site? I think that has happened to must of us. If that porn site has an underage 17 year old or something on it, does that mean that it's illegal to inadvertently click on a search result that does not appear to be porn? I don't know about this.

I have problems with this kind of broad demand - apparently they want "ALL" search records.

Wouldn't that kind of be illegal search and seizure? Or am I all concerned about nothing? Or, if I want to search for guns, will some justice guy get all hot and bothered and investigate me?

I'd rather they go and investigate foreign nationals who hail from countries that are not friendly to us.

I want us to get rid of terrorists as soon as possible.
I'm glad that Google is saying no.

Posted by Beth at January 20, 2006 06:25 AM