Seems the Shrub is attempting to shake down Google for info on who is looking for what on the Google search engines. An article on Yahoo states the Fed's wanted info on child pornography seekers. Now, everyone wants to tar and feather child porn freaks, but who's to say they wouldnt use the info they gather to go after other types of folks..oh say..leftwing nutjobs and the like.
A write up in a St. Louis paper on this subject states the Feds already hit up Microsoft and Yahoo, who caved in to the demands and handed over info. Guess I won't use their search engines anymore...
Beth Givens, director of the nonprofit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in San Diego, California said and I quote from the Yahoo article: "These search engines are a very tempting target for government and law enforcement,Look at the millions of people who use search engines without thinking of the potential to be drawn into a government drag net."
No shit Beth..no shit.