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RedXIII Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 07:40 PM
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NPR: Google Fights Request to Turn Over Search Records.
Edited on Fri Jan-20-06 07:41 PM by RedXIII
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by Laura Sydell

All Things Considered, January 20, 2006 Internet search engine Google is drawing praise from civil libertarians for its refusal to hand over records about the search requests of millions of its users to federal prosecutors. Government lawyers say they need the information to defend a law meant to protect children from online pornography.
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more here; http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=51...
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 07:41 PM
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1. Good! I hope they fight it like hell!! K & R.
Edited on Fri Jan-20-06 07:42 PM by Crazy Guggenheim
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DJ MEW Donating Member (432 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 07:54 PM
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2. Thank You Google
What's next, "We need to know who did searches on the words muslim, islamic, anti-war, anti-bush, and culture of corruption. You know for security reasons."

Why can't we just trust our government to respect our rights and do right by the common person?
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TaleWgnDg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 07:59 PM
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3. Well? Wouldn't google & company look stupid . . .
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Well? Wouldn't google & company look stupid . . . to the general public, to its employees and contractors, to its vendors, to internet freaks, and to their shareholders and option holders (what of its stock price?) IF they simply rolled over and played dead in NOT objecting LOUDLY to the government's subpoena? OF COURSE, google is gonna try to quash this damn subpoena!!

Google's legal outcry is a no-brainer.

And, may there be a *pox* on the Yahoo! house, Microsoft's MSN, and AOL houses for rolling over playing dead by complying w/ DoJ's subpoena w/o a peep in protest!
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TaleWgnDg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 08:00 PM
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4. Hey, RedXIII, welcome to DU . . . n/t
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 08:00 PM
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5. hooray for Google
Unlike AOL, MSN and Yahoo, they have behaved like Americans.
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 08:56 PM
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6. If Google loses, erase your cookies regularly!
Edited on Fri Jan-20-06 08:58 PM by lvx35
And refresh your IPs at the same time. If the justice department is going to scrutinize information inappropriately obtained, than we don't have interest in functionality which allows that information to be gathered.
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WLKjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 08:59 PM
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7. All the more reason to NOT use AOhelL
I work on computers for a living, and AOL is the root of most problems concerning the internet, file sharing, running right, etc.


Wait till I start telling those people that they are being spied on when they use AOL.

All the more reason to not use them for anything.


Google is my friend.
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cantstandbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 09:06 PM
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8. Google knows this will turn in to a political witch hunt for Bush bashers.
I hope they stick to their guns. Take it to the SCOTUS.
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 09:14 PM
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9. Kudos to Google! Real Americans! Real Patriots!
DUers should support Google in every way we can--invest, if you can afford it; advertise, if you are able to; writer letters, editorial pieces, lobby, spread the word, encourage investment and sales in support of Google's action, and help keep track of this story of outrageous snooping by the monsters of the Bush junta.

The Bush Cartel and its rightwing goons would like to destroy independent enterprises like Google. Easy access to information--the Google revolution--is anathema to them. We must fight back! If you're rich, dedicate some money to the First Amendment, and get that stock back up! Or ask friends to! If you have a business, see if you can budget some money for a Google ad. We mustn't let torture memo writer, and Bush Cartel toady, Alberto Gonzales break Google with this outrageous spying and intimidation. Spread the word far and wide!

From the beginning, and in everything it's done, Google has been democracy-minded. Wall Street tried to kill Google's initial stock offering, because Google bypassed the big stock brokers, who always are given an early advantage in IPOs, to the disadvantage of small investors. They badmouthed it relentlessly. But they failed to hurt Google. Googles IPO was a phenomenal success! This is the first bad news it's had--as a result of having to fight off the Bush Cartel, or so the war profiteering corporate news monopolies are saying. They're obviously gloating--and there are undoubtedly financial manipulations going on--if not the DoJ spying demand itself--to kill free public information, to punish Google for its audacious fair market practices, and to curtail free speech on the internet.

Be alert! Be aware! Don't take anything like this in stride! Fight back, with whatever tools you have!
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drduffy Donating Member (739 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 09:35 PM
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10. I called Yahoo this a.m.
Could only leave a message. Was early their time. Said I was switching to Google and why. F them.
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