Google back in Court

By Derek Sooman on March 14, 2006, 1:55 PM
Google and the US government are set to face off in court today. The issue at hand concerns requests made by the US government for Google, Yahoo, MSN and AOL to hand over search data. The US government claims that this is in aid of curbing child pornography on the internet. All except Google have complied, with the search giant refusing, claiming that to comply would not help the US government and could hurt the company. The US Department of Justice then subpoenaed the company for the data.

Google's non-compliant stance may also relate to its plan to offer an online data storage service in the future. The G-Drive service, which was accidentally unveiled last week, would allow users to store any and all content in a separate online database. Users could potentially back up their entire computers on G-Drive. If Google loses its case and must submit information to the US government, it could thwart its plans for G-Drive, which is likely to contain more sensitive personal data.

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nathanskywalker said:
HEY!!! uncle sam! back off! We don't want you invading every single part of our lives, duh something has to be done bout the garabage flaoting round on the net, but there are better ways to accomplish that!GO GOOGLE!!! don't let G-man get ya down, as for you MSN, AOL, and YAHOO, you're all abunch of panzies and i think it would serve you right if all your corps just went straight down the drain!
gamingmage said:
Go google!!! Definitely the government has no right what so ever to do this. The reason MSN, AOL and Yahoo complied is because no one does there searching on there its all about google!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Go Google!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mentaljedi said:
I guess the two just summed it up! Don't let up. If it doesn't work, hit a loophole. It'll take ages for the high and highty american goverment to realise.
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