According to an article in InformationWeek (1/23/06, p. 17), the Justice Department wants Google to turn over records on millions of searches by people who look at porn online. The goal: protect children.
Google does not want to cooperate in that this violates people’s privacy. It also erodes their trust in Google, which could hurt the company’s market share.
I am torn. Being a parent, I put kids first. But the government has no business looking at what I look at on the Internet.
Do you think Google’s records should be kept confidential … or turned over to the Justice Department to shield kids from online porn?