Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
KDDI, Google Complete 60-Terabit Trans-Pacific Cable
New Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs Released In The U.S.
Google Offers Users More Ways To Manage Ads
Sony Ups Sales Goals For Games Ahead of VR Launch
Samsung Adds A Fingerprint Recognition Sensor To The Rear-Camera Module
Western Digital Launches Ultra-fast 256GB microSD Cards
Western Digital My Passport Line Now In Capacities of Up To 4TB
IBM Scientists Discover New Recycling Process to Convert Old Smartphones and CDs into Non-Toxic Plastics
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, March 20, 2006
Google Claims Victory Over US Government Data Grab


Google will finally hand over a sample of its search records records to the US government, complying to a federal judge rulling announced Friday.

Judge James Ware, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, wrote in his decision that Google must provide the government with 50,000 Web addresses in its search engine index.

Google should "confer" with the government to develop a protocol to randomly select and provide the URLs from its index, but to comply with this order Google doesn't have to disclose proprietary information about its Web site address database, the judge wrote.

Moreover, the government needs to pay Google for the cost of producing this data, and the data will be kept under wraps by the court's order.

Finally, the government's request for a sample of search queries filed by Google users was denied.

"This is a clear victory for our users and for our company, and Judge Ware's decision regarding search queries is especially important. While privacy was not the most significant legal issue in this case (because the government wasn't asking for personally identifiable information), privacy was perhaps the most significant to our users," said Nicole Wong, Google's associate general counsel, in a statement Friday.

The Justice Department wants Google to provide a week's worth of search records, saying it needs the data to help it better police cyberspace.

But Google complained that complying with the request would compromise its business and the privacy of its users.

Similar requests were made of other net firms such as Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL.

The US government is seeking to defend the 1998 Child Online Protection Act, which has been blocked by the Supreme Court because of legal challenges over how it is enforced.

It wants the data from the search engines to prove how easy it is to stumble over porn on the net.


Previous
Next
Apple iTunes Could Tune Out in France        All News        Nvidia ForceWare 84.21 Official
Apple iTunes Could Tune Out in France     General Computing News      Critical Updates For Microsoft Office

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
KDDI, Google Complete 60-Terabit Trans-Pacific Cable
Google Offers Users More Ways To Manage Ads
Google Brings Higher Resolution Imagery To Maps
Google To Face New Antitrust Charges In Europe
Meet Lenovo PHAB2 Pro, Google 's First Tango Smartphone
Google Nest Chief Fadell Steps Down
Google Your Name To Change Your Settings Or Find Your Phone
Google Wins Oracle in Android Trial
Google To Open Self-driving Car Engineering center in Michigan
Google Enhances Ads For Mobile Devices
Google's Paris Offices Raided
I/O: The next evolution of Google

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .