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Justice Department Weighs In On Google Subpoena

Surprise surprise, the Department of Justice doesn’t think that the Bush administration’s request for search data violates users’ privacy rights.
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4 comments on "Justice Department Weighs In On Google Subpoena"

  • Chris Walsh says:

    Did DoJ say whether they felt it was appropriate to compel Google to act as an uncompensated research arm of the executive branch, seeking to quantify the proportion of the internet which consists of pornography?

  • Anonymous says:

    Matter of fact, they said that Google could keep up to 60% of the money that customers give them, and that that was pretty good.

  • How could it violate users’ rights? When people use Google, they agree to Googles’
    privacy policy
    : “We may share aggregated non-personal information with third parties outside of Google.”
    Your real complaint should be with Google, not the feds.

  • Adam says:

    I’m curious, do you thinking clicking accept on spyware licenses means that the user’s rights aren’t being violated? Where’s the ‘shocks the concience’ line?

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