Associated Press -- Jan 21 -- Should the government be allowed to snoop on "aggregated query data (not search results)" from Google? "The Bush administration apparently never asked for any explicitly personal information....AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo agreed to the requests." Google refused. " 'My understanding is, we were seeking what keywords are put in and URLs,' said Justice Department spokesman Charles Miller. Nothing personal.''
The full article was originally published at San Jose Mercury News, but is no longer available.
Mark Brooks - The government is treading a fine line, but I don't have a problem with them seeing aggregate search results and URL's, as long as they can't snoop on individuals. I was interviewed on the subject by the Associated Press for this National TV news piece (first person to comment).