"Google judge gives mixed ruling in privacy case
By Times Online and AP
An American judge said yesterday that Google should hand over some of its internet records to the US Justice Department, but expressed reservations about requiring the company to divulge its most sensitive data â€“ the requests that people enter into its search engine.
After a 90-minute hearing, US District Judge James Ware said he intends to order the search engine company to provide the Justice Department with at least some of the information it sought as part of the Bush administrationâ€™s effort to revive a law meant to shield children from online pornography. …
…During the hearing, Google lawyers argued that the Government could get virtually all the information it wanted from publicly accessible services such as Alexa.com and Dogpile.com, which monitor search requests…"