Bush Administration Subpoenas Google in Porn Probe
The Bush administration, seeking to revive an online pornography law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, has issued a subpoenaed for details of Googles records of what its users have been looking for through its popular search engine.
Google has refused to comply with the subpoena, issued last year, for a broad range of material from its databases, including a request for 1 million random Web addresses and records of all Google searches from any one-week period, lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department said in papers filed Wednesday in federal court in San Jose.
I believe this a lame attempt by the current Administration to raise it’s falling poll numbers and make it’s christian voter base happy. But this suit will not play out in court before this Bush is outta office so it does nothing but grab a headline in the media that looks positive to some. I wonder if Yahoo or MSN have already gave up there records?
Google says Google says Google says, well it seems Google is one of those companies that runs on the philosophy of do as I say not as I do. For instance Google says DO NOT BUY TEXT LINKS for PR yet in Googles community forums there are Google ad sense ads for doing just that, buying text links and of course Google makes money every time we click thru , so they are profiting from selling ad space to a website that sells high PR text links. And this shady company that is on the ad sense ad, sells links by the Page Rank. To get a PR 9 website to point to your site it costs anywhere from $1200 to $2400 a month per text link. It is this this type of hypocrisy from the online search engine Democracy if you will, that gets me pissed right the **** off.
So how can Google really stop sites with High Page Rank from selling it? Well go under cover of course. Go buy a couple domains example.org then buy some text links from these text link brokers find out what sites are selling them, then ban them. It would cost Google probably around twenty thousand dollars to do this and then they would know who was selling them and who was not. Furthermore there are only a handful of websites with high PR so it is not like I am talking about spending millions on this campaign to fight selling PR. After all can Google not afford to spend twice that amount if needed to beat this problem of selling Page Rank which no doubt effects its results. I read somewhere that Google made a Billion dollars in the last fiscal quarter alone.
The domino effect by one PR 9 site pointing to another site can make it an 8 if that site just pointed to just ten sites and they became 7s and so on and so on all the way down to 1 it could help out nearly one hundred thousand websites’ achieve rank, and garner better results in Googles engine from that one bought link, and effect millions of keyword results in Googles engine.
I will post how this effect works on the follow up, but I have to run and pick up the kids, I just hope the Googlers read this post and do something about it.
Headlines from Googles blogs a must read!
Experimenting with navigation Google talks about changes in the navigation on Google Base
I’m feeling silly Some funny things done by Googlers with silly putty
XML Errors in Feeds A bug there working on fixing
It’s All About The Music II: Part 2 Nirvanas original performance of In Bloom.
What is Libjingle? Libjingle released!
Desktop goes international Out-of-beta release of Google Desktop in 16 languages
Microsoft Corperation and Google have reached a settlement in their legal battle over former Microsoft employee and now current Google employee Kai-Fu Lee.
In a statement made by Microsoft and confirmed by Google the three parties had entered into a private agreement that resolves all issues to their mutual satisfaction.
Google released a statement from Lee saying he was pleased with the terms of the settlement agreement, according to the Associated Press.
Details of the settlement were not disclosed publicy!
The recent announcement of the AOL partnership has been the source of a lot of rumors and misconceptions. We’d like to clear some of those up.
– Biased results? No way. Providing great search is the core of what we do. Business partnerships will never compromise the integrity or objectivity of our search results. If a partner’s page ranks high, it’s because they have a good answer to your search, not because of their business relationship with us.
– Indexing more of AOL’s content. Our goal is to organize all of the world’s information. When we say “all the world’s information,” this includes AOL’s. We’re going to work with the webmasters at AOL — just as we work with webmasters all over the world — to help them understand how the Google crawler works (with regard to robots.txt, how to use redirects, non-html content, etc.) so we don’t inadvertently overlook their content.