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U.S. judge orders Google to identify people who searched for someone’s name

Don’t worry, your ex won’t find out you’re Googling them–unless perhaps they’re a victim of fraud. A court in Minnesota has ordered the search giant to release details of anyone in the city of Edina who has Googled any of the variations of a fraud victim’s name, reports the Guardian. The reason Google got the … Continue reading “U.S. judge orders Google to identify people who searched for someone’s name”

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Don’t worry, your ex won’t find out you’re Googling them–unless perhaps they’re a victim of fraud. A court in Minnesota has ordered the search giant to release details of anyone in the city of Edina who has Googled any of the variations of a fraud victim’s name, reports the Guardian. The reason Google got the warrant and not Bing or Yahoo is because police concluded that a photo of the victim used in the fraud case was likely obtained by a Google image search. The same photo is not available through Bing or Yahoo searches.

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Michael Grothaus is a novelist, journalist, and former screenwriter. His debut novel EPIPHANY JONES is out now from Orenda Books. You can read more about him at MichaelGrothaus.com

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