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Google and Big Brother

Google, who are fairly slow to respond to accusations about their own Big Brother-esque practices, are apparently pretty quick to do Uncle Sam’s bidding. The big question, according to Sharon at Danger Room, is whether the government has the power to force Google to comply.

The answer? Probably not. They do, of course, have the option of saying, in effect, “Cousin Vinnie would be very much pleased if you would do this little favor for him, capice?”, which is what it appears they’ve done here. Forcing Google to comply, within the confines of the law, might be trickier.
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General, Security | on March 7th, 2008 | Comments Off on Google and Big Brother