Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Google, DOJ Head to Court

Google, DOJ Head to Court: "You might be wondering what case it is that Google feels so strongly about fighting. The DOJ is attempting to measure the effectiveness of the Child Online Protection Act, a law that shields children from explicitly sexual material on the Internet. So while Google had no problem censoring its search engine in order to remain in the crucial Chinese market, it has refused to help US law enforcement officials fight sexual predators.
Obviously, the issues are a little more complex than this basic summary. But I find Google's decision to fight this request a bit bizarre, especially when they had no problem bowing to China, one of the most egregious human rights violators on earth."
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