Saturday, January 21, 2006

Big Brother is watching.... really

The search engine giant Yahoo has admitted it gave the paranoid Bush White House access to its databases this summer.

Google however has vowed to resist the Bush's demand to know what people search for.

Why?? The self righteous desire to keep kids safe from Porn.

The White House and the Department of Justice issued subpoenas to Yahoo, Google and likely a few others wanting to snoop into our privacy. It said that it needed the information on what people searched for in order to help revive online child protection laws. The Supreme Court already struck down such a law. But of course, who in the White House listens to law when they disagree with it? Here is a good summary of the story from the Times in the UK.

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