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Old Jan 20th 2006, 4:14 pm
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I've been away (home!) and did not really pay much attention to the news whilst I was away, but this caught my eyes when I opened the online Guardian this morning. I find it very scary indeed, and I'm surprised that it was listed way down on the home page. Why is this not attracting more attention - what's going on here?

""Google is resisting a White House subpoena to hand over the records of the searches internet users are asking it to perform, it has emerged.

It also wants a million randomly selected addresses from the index of websites that Google searches.

Google's main competitors have complied with the White House subpoena, according to the court papers. A spokeswoman for Yahoo!, the second-placed search engine, said it did not consider the request "a privacy issue" while MSN refused to comment on the White House request. A statement merely said it worked "closely with law enforcement officials worldwide to assist them when requested". ""

http://technology.guardian.co.uk/onl...691274,00.html
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Old Jan 20th 2006, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Elvira
but this caught my eyes when I opened the online Guardian this morning. I find it very scary indeed
You should be afraid pinko. Guardian readers will be the first to go.
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Old Jan 20th 2006, 4:24 pm
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You should be afraid pinko. Guardian readers will be the first to go.

I think people who read--regardless of what--will be first to go.
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Old Jan 20th 2006, 4:42 pm
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Maybe Dubya needs inspiration on new hot porno searches.
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I think people who read--regardless of what--will be first to go.
Reading...isnt that what pinko commie subversives do?
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Old Jan 20th 2006, 5:13 pm
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Reading...isnt that what pinko commie subversives do?

Yep, and they can write too. And are often heard to protest about this that and the other. So why isn't this latest Big Brother (sic.) intrusion attracting attention?

Anyway, this place (BE) seems mighty quiet. Where is everyone? What's been happening whilst I was away having fun in London? No one got banned, no big tiffs or anything, no trolls setting the house on fire? Not even any entertaining sexual innuendos?
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Frankly, I'm glad that they're at least putting up a fight. Will be interesting to see what comes of it.

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Anyway, this place (BE) seems mighty quiet. Where is everyone? What's been happening whilst I was away having fun in London? No one got banned, no big tiffs or anything, no trolls setting the house on fire? Not even any entertaining sexual innuendos?
You telling me. We came close to an all out one yesterday, but unfortunately, it fizzed out
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