Thursday, January 26, 2006

These Clowns Sure Are Persistent

For anyone who might give the Bush administration the benefit of the doubt over warrantless eavesdropping by the NSA - after all, they are only listening in on people talking to bad people, right? - how about this:

THE FEDS RECENTLY ASKED FOR A WEEKS WORTH OF GOOGLE SEARCHES BY EVERYONE - EVERYONE!

And by that, I mean EVERYONE!

Was this front page news someplace? Sure wasn't in Baltimore, home of the supposedly liberal Sun.

Thankfully, Google refused the subpeona.

Did you search Google at all last week? Are you comfortable with the government sifting through any searches you may have made? How about seven weeks ago? Ten? How about all of them? Forever? Is this the type of government you want - that seeks to look at everything you are searching for on Google in the deepest, darkest 3am's of your life?

That is the kind of power this administration seeks. And that's why they scare me. They should scare more people.

1 Comments:

Blogger LargeBill said...

Personally, I think the Justice Department is wasting time, money and effort which could be better applied to more pressing problems. Having said that, this kerfluffle is being misrepresented. They are not asking Google for the searches with any names of who is doing the searching. They are just asking for what is being searched for. My guess is all they will find out from this is that the average person's spelling stinks. People will support any effort to deal with child porn, but there is little to no support for attacking porn done by consenting adults.

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