Court Will Order Google To Turn Over Some Data To Feds

The Justice Department is going to get some of the info it wants from Google, a federal judge said during a hearing Tuesday. The federal government initially requested 1 million-plus random web addresses and a week of random search queries as part of its investigation into how easy it is for children to access explicit adult material online. According to USA Today, the government has narrowed its request considerably to 50,000 sites and 5,000 searches. .U.S. District Judge James Ware said he’ll issue a final ruling soon but that he’s likely to “grant some relief” to the government. Google is the only major search engine so for to completely resist the federal authorities on this issue.
Of the course, the story mentions the apparent anamoly of Google’s acceding to the Chinese government on censorship while resisting its own government’s efforts.

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