Friday, January 20, 2006

CIA loves Jerry Springer but not Google

From my server log yesterday:
19th January 2006
13:41:36
relay1.ucia.gov ( Central Intelligence Agency )
Virginia, Fairfax, United States, 0 returning visits
WebPage

http://theovergrownpath.blogspot
.com/2005/07/jerry-springer-rebel
-grabs-gramophone.html

Hope they enjoyed Antony Pitts' contemporary choral work Seven Letters - which is what the article they landed on is about. And from BBC News today:

The internet search engine Google is resisting efforts by the US Department of Justice to force it to hand over data about what people are looking for. Google was asked for information on the types of query submitted over a week, and the websites included in its index. The department wants the data to try to show in court it has the right approach in enforcing an online pornography law.

Hope Google will now take the same line in China. As I've
written before their 'sizeable' investment in Chinese search engine Baidu.com is supporting both music piracy and internet censorship. I guess Google are just backing two horses, PR spin in the US and market opportunity in China, while still claiming to 'Do no evil'.

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If you enjoyed this post take An Overgrown Path to Jerry Springer rebel grabs Gramophone accolade which is the article the CIA read.

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