Google ordered to reveal identities of everyone who searched for fraud victim’s name

SINCE EDWARD SNOWDEN’S REVELATIONS, it has been public knowledge that the US national security agencies are able to trawl search engine logs to identify who is searching for what, but that right has now been extended to a local police department.

Police in Edina, Minnesota, have been granted court order requiring that Google hands over the identities of all those searching for the name of a local victim of fraud. The warrant was granted by Hennepin County Judge Gary Larson.

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  • ntt1

    I don’t have a problem with a narrow search of google searches if it is part of a criminal investigation, I do have problems with a national security service doing broad trawls for unknown data,

  • tom_billesley

    “Every Canadian” was it?

  • The Butterfly

    Is transbutterfly porn illegal?

    Asking for a friend.

    • ntt1

      Nobody wants to watch somebody pupateing

      • Watchman

        On the Internet, there isn’t anything that doesn’t have a fetish following, so I’m guessing there is someone out there who would like to see raw, naked pupation for sexual thrills. Count me out on that fetish though.

        • ntt1

          just a reminder that in Thailand natural pupation of silk worms leads to agonizing death in scalding water,where are the marchers?

        • andycanuck

          But… but… they’re so… silky.

  • Dis

    Gary Larson…?! Well, it does sound like something from THE FAR SIDE…