Feds after Google data
Poor me. Always the last to find out. I can't stand when I first hear about a story on Fox News and it's summed up in the most trite and sappy manner.
I saw the story again in slashdot this morning.
Honestly, I don't really care if Google gives the government statistics on how many people are searching for porn everyday. Apparently, Yahoo and others have already complied
"We complied on a limited basis and did not provide any personally identifiable information," Yahoo spokeswoman Mary M. Osako said. "In our opinion, this is not a privacy issue."
There are two things that I'd like to agree with the Post and others on:
(1) This does set a terrible precedent.
(2) Going after the content rather than the parents is a mistake. We're already up tight about sex as it is in this country. I'd suggest better education for children and parents on the subject of pornography.
Those quotes around "harmful-to-minors" are very appropriate. Go Washington Post.