Google to contest Feds’ demand for search records

It was bound to happen. And now, according to, it has:

The US Government is taking legal action to gain access to Google’s vast database of internet searches in an historic clash over privacy.

The Bush Administration has asked a federal judge to order the world’s most popular internet search engine to hand over the records of all Google searches for any one-week period, as well as other closely guarded data.

The California-based company is to fight the move.