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Google Problems

So this whole Google search records thing has gotten a lot of media attention lately.

Basically, the government is asking Google for search records because they want to retry at a child porn law that got struck down two years ago by the Supreme Court on free speech grounds. Google, however, refuses to hand it over saying that they don’t want to make it look like they’d give the information they have on you to anyone who asks.

Now, because they didn’t give the info up, everyone’s questioning if Google has crossed the line into spying, especially with all the recent hype about the phone taps the government did.

My thoughts are that Google should give the information over, the government apparently was only asking for search results that were “divorced” from the user information. They say that they just want to know how many times a porn site shows up in various searches. I don’t think it would put Google in a bad light at all. Now, if it was just some big business wanting it, then yeah, I wouldn’t give up the results either, but the government…

I think that Google kind of put itself into a bad light anyway by denying this which generally leaves a weird feeling with people who are wondering what Google has to hide…

Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud.

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