How deep can Google crawl?
Catawba County Schools in North
Carolina filed an injunction against Google, saying the search engine improperly
indexed private information about schoolchildren, including names, social
security numbers and test scores of 619 current and former students. The
information was stored in the school system's DocuShare server, which required a
user name and password to access. According to Google their crawlers
cannot index information secured by password. So where is the security leak?
The temporary injunction calls for Google to remove
any information pertaining to the Catawba County Schools Board of Education from
its server and index and accuses the corporation of trespass.
June 26, 2006: Farrell,
"hacked our website", The Inquirer:
"A School board has won a temporary injunction against the
search engine outfit Google."