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Judge Orders Google to Release Some Data


There was a setback Tuesday for the Internet search company Google in its effort to resist government demands for information about user searches.

A federal judge in California says he will require Google to turn over some of the data the Department of Justice has been demanding.

Government officials trying to bolster a law making it harder for children to view on-line pornography have been trying to get information about millions of Internet searches.

Google resisted the request because of concerns that the demand for information would violate customers' privacy, and that it might reveal the company's search methods to competitors.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.
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