Friday, January 20, 2006

I love Google

Google not only has the best search engine, they also have the best politics of all the search engines. Yahoo and MSN rolled over when the Bushites asked for their record of the searches conducted by users, but Google said no.

Google founders have a "do no evil" policy that includes providing free software funded by non-intrusive advertisements - no blinking ads and no pop-ups. In addition, they donate to Democrat candidates.

MoJo blog reports:

The Bush administration, in an attempt to revive an Internet child protection law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, has asked a federal judge to order Google to turn over some material from its databases. Google, when issued a subpoena for the material last year, refused to turn it over.

The subpoena includes a request for one million random Web addresses and records of all Google searches from any one-week period. Google has refused to comply because of concerns over the privacy rights of its search engine users and concerns over protection of its trade secrets.

The Supreme Court, in striking down the Child Online Protection Act, said that its reach was too broad and may indeed prevent some adults from accessing legal pornography sites. The court then gave the government a choice between developing a narrower law or defending the Constitutionality of the one struck down.