Google claims victory over DoJ

(PC Pro)  As expected, a US Judge has ordered search engine Google to hand over a random 50,000 URLs in its database to the Department of Justice. However, Google managed to scale down the original request and Judge Wade has also ordered that any request by the Government to disclose the search queries of any users would be denied. Originally the Department of Justice had demanded access to the company’s search logs running into billions of URLs and two month’s worth of search queries. Other search engines including those of Microsoft, Yahoo! and AOL had already complied with the DoJ request. When Google refused, the Department requested a subpoena demanding that the search engine hand over the files. Read more