The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

22 April 2004


Google's Gmail isn't even available to the general public yet, and already a California (of course) state senator is calling for it to be banned.

Liz Figueroa (D-Fremont) has introduced a bill which, in its current version, would bar an email provider from scanning incoming customer email for content other than spam or viruses.

Google has not made a public response to Figueroa's bill at this writing.

Posted at 8:19 PM to PEBKAC

Thank you, Ms. Figueroa, for attempting to kill a service that I would support.

Once again, the overreaching nanny state advocates work to kill something with which they disagree, regardless of the preferences of other people. G-Mail (as currently proposed) only affects those who choose to use the service, but Figueroa's bill will prevent it from seeing the light of day.

Posted by: timekeeper at 3:58 PM on 23 April 2004