I just deleted my intial post on this subject and now that I have calmed down A BIT, I will start again.
It seems the Feebs at Justice think it is just a wonderful idea to issue a blanket subpoena of all searches for one week on all the major search engines (Google et al) to test how much porn is being accessed. No probable cause. no pending prosecution and no threat to national security. Just your basic good old fashioned fishing expedition.
This is not an action taken for intelligence. It clearly is a law enforcement matter. The standard is, should be, far more restrictive.
The article appears at My Way News:
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Bush administration, seeking to revive an online pornography law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, has subpoenaed Google Inc. (GOOG) for details on what its users have been looking for through its popular search engine.
Google has refused to comply with the subpoena, issued last year, for a broad range of material from its databases, including a request for 1 million random Web addresses and records of all Google searches from any one-week period, lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department said in papers filed Wednesday in federal court in San Jose.
Am I the only one that sees a HUGE problem with this?
Over the last couple of weeks I have posted multiple defenses of the NSA surveillance of possible terrorist communications. The Lefties were having a collective heart attack over this reasonable and necessary action by the government. There was reason to suspect the folks being surveiled were up to no good. The government had identified people they suspected of being a threat to our national security.
But now comes this story.
I can hear it now, "See. told you so!"
And they, the Lefties, would be right.
What moron thought this up?
What greater moron approved this subpoena?
I will have a LOT more to say about this as I look into the matter.