This is my first post on my new WordPress.com blog! Go me! 🙂 For the time being, this will be all there is, until the importer works and i can import my old posts from Modblog. Ah, ModBlog. Still a great blogging service, but lately, some server issues have really sucked the life out of the community. Fear not, i dont plan on leaving ModBlog, unless they close or something drastic happens. Therefore, this will be my back-up blog 🙂 Here’s to hoping the importer option/feature comes soon.
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writer
Thu Jan 19, 11:04 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. is rebuffing the Bush administration’s demand for a peek at what millions of people have been looking up on the Internet’s leading search engine — a request that underscores the potential for online databases to become tools for government surveillance.
Mountain View-based Google has refused to comply with a White House subpoena first issued last summer, prompting U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales this week to ask a federal judge in San Jose for an order to hand over the requested records.
The government wants a list all requests entered into Google’s search engine during an unspecified single week — a breakdown that could conceivably span tens of millions of queries. In addition, it seeks 1 million randomly selected Web addresses from various Google databases.