Court Splits The Difference Between Google, Feds


Citing privacy concerns, a federal judge in San Francisco denied the Justice Department’s demand for sample search queries by Google users but told the company to produce a sample of 50,000 web UR:s from its search index. Judge James Ware wrote that it may not be reasonable for some Google users to expect privacy but providing the data could “have an appreciable impact on the way in which Google is perceived, and consequently the frequency with which users use Google.”

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