Privacy experts condemn US subpoena of Google

Right-to-privacy groups say an attempt by the Bush administration to force Google Inc. to turn over a broad range of materials from its databases sets a dangerous precedent that should worry all Americans.

"This is the camel's nose under the tent for using search engines and all kinds of data aggregators as surveillance tools," said Jim Harper of the libertarian Cato Institute who also runs, an Internet privacy database. The Bush administration is already under fire from a number of rights groups over security measures it has taken since the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, including pursuing checks on library records and eavesdropping on some telephone calls. - world/north_america

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