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Alberto Gonzales v. Google: the subpoena

Alberto Gonzales v. Google: the subpoena
Alberto Gonzales v. Google: the subpoena



The court documents in the case are here (scroll down):
http://news.com.com/Feds+take+porn+fight+to+Google/2100-1030_3-6028701.html 

I wrote a FAQ that's up here:
http://news.com.com/2100-1029_3-6029042.html 

Danny Sullivan has two good posts here:
http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/060119-060352 
http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/060120-105609 

Though I think he's a bit dismissive of the privacy interests of search 
engine users, which are explored in two editorials on Friday:
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/01/20/EDGEPGPHA61.DTL 
http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060120/OPINION01/601200328/1068/OPINION 

Perhaps visits to a search engine can be thought of as somewhat akin to 
thumbing through a dictionary, or an encyclopedia, or a phone book. 
You'd want privacy in those cases, especially when doing financial or 
medical research.

But because the Supreme Court has said you don't have privacy when your 
records are held by others, the virtual equivalent of thumbing-through 
information is available to curious prosecutors or divorce attorneys. 
Thanks a lot, Supremes:
http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2006/01/do_no_evil_and_1.html 

-Declan
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