Comments: Google : Privacy :: Fox : Henhouse

The road to SEO is paved with good intentions after all.

I love the Ad blocks that come up:
"All About Chickens", "Fox Eyewear Accessories", "Innovative Chicken Coops"-- ha ha!
(ain't nobody here but us chickens!)

On this topic, I noticed a curious story reported in OJR about how a anonymous blogger in Claremont, CA, discovered the pay stub scans buried in the city website, and felt that the necessary thing to do was to repost them on his own. (Slashdotted) The city fought back, filing a takedown with Google, but the blogger counter-reacted with a putback, since it is, after all, California law that municipal salaries are public information. Also, the City Attorney has been giving shifting reasons for the takedown.

Still, on a philosophical realm, I'm looking for the CitJ enthusiasist who shrieked at the apparent Facebook breach of privacy yet simultaneously supports the blogger's actions. Legal, yes. Purposeful?

Posted by Jon Garfunkel at September 16, 2007 02:07 PM