Justice Dept. Rejects Google’s Stand on PrivacyThe U.S. government pushes back at the search giant, insisting that a request to examine millions of Internet users' search queries would not violate privacy rights. This could lead to the most fevered technology trial since the Microsoft antitrust case. Check out an excellent Truthdig essay on the issue here.
AP via N.Y. Times: Google Inc.’s concerns that a Bush administration demand to examine millions of its users’ Internet search requests would violate privacy rights are unwarranted, the Justice Department said Friday in a court filing.
The 18-page brief argued that because the information provided would not identify or be traceable to specific users, privacy rights would not be violated.
Truthdig says: This could lead to the most-fevered “U.S. v. Technology Firm” trial since the Microsoft antitrust case. Check out an excellent Truthdig essay on the issue here.Wait, before you go…
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