California -- In court documents filed in January of 2006, the Bush government has asked a federal judge in San Jose, California., to force Google, the worlds most prominent and successful search engine, to provide them with information, specifically the search terms used by a large section of the search engine's users.
They are asking for a "random sampling" of 1 million internet addresses available through Google's search engine, and another random sampling of 1 million search queries submitted to Google over a one week period.
Google has indicated in a statement provided to CNET News.com on Thursday that it will refuse compliance with the request "vigorously."
The Bush administration's demand, first reported by The San Jose Mercury News, is part of its attempts to defend the 1998 Child Online Protection Act, which is being challenged in court in Philadelphia by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU says Web sites cannot realistically comply with COPA and that the law violates the right to freedom of speech mandated by the First Amendment.
The search engine companies are not parties to the suit, and this would likely work in favor of Google's refusal to provide the information.
Police say the man forced a young girl to touch him inappropriately.
22-year-old Nicholas Kuhlman was arrested Thursday night at the Ramada Inn in Fayetteville.
Police say he's behind bars for sexual indecency associated with a minor.
According to various police sources, the suspect Kuhlman was selling magazines door-to-door in
Fayetteville when he reportedly exposed himself to a 6-year-old girl and forced her to touch him inappropriately.
The incident happened Wednesday outside the girl's grandmother's house on Happy Hollow Road.
Police say the man worked for Fidelity Reader Services, a magazine company which according to sources was selling magazines out of
We contacted a representative of the company, but they have no comment on the arrest. More...