[funsec] Schools file injunction; Google denies fault
larry at larryseltzer.com
Mon Jun 26 21:18:15 CDT 2006
It's hard to see how Google could have indexed a password-protected site,
and it's easy to imagine the school leaving a page unprotected, so...
>>the Honorable Richard D. Boner
I know I shouldn't make fun of other people's names, but do his friends call
him Dick Boner?
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
Contributing Editor, PC Magazine
larryseltzer at ziffdavis.com
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Subject: [funsec] Schools file injunction; Google denies fault
Schools file injunction; Google denies fault
BY LAUREN WILLIAMSON
Record Staff Writer
Saturday, June 24, 2006
HICKORY -- Catawba County Schools took aim at Google Friday.
The system filed an injunction against the Internet search engine
The temporary injunction, granted by the Honorable Richard D. Boner, calls
for Google to remove any information pertaining to Catawba County Schools
Board of Education from its server and index and alleges conversion and
trespass against the corporation.
In short, schools say Google grabbed information they shouldn't have.
Google says they are wrong.
Either way, the names, Social Security numbers and test scores of 619
students were still bouncing around the Web for people with computers to
find and read until late Friday, when the page was apparently removed.
Catawba County Schools chief technology officer Judith Ray said her
department removed the file from its storage server Friday. They are also
working to delete any other electronic files that may contain Social
Security numbers or other secure student information.
The information was stored in the system's DocuShare server, which required
a username and password to access, Ray said.
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