Monday September 14, 2009

Google Helps Canadian Courts ID Gmail Users

I know sometimes we sound like a broken record when it comes to this kind of stuff but with companies coughing up your info at the drop of a hat, trying to hide behind an e-mail addy or IP address isn’t too smart these days. Protect yourself by pretending everything you say and do online is public because everything you do is just a court order awy from being public anyway. big grin Thanks to Dave for the link!

University authorities were not amused, and won a court order in May compelling Google to turn over the IP addresses linked to the Gmail account. Google, in turn, identified Bell Canada and Rogers Communications as the internet service providers from which the email originated. Last month, neither of the ISPs opposed a court order requiring them to turn over the contact information of the persons who used the Gmail account.