Google's not fighting Gmail subpoenas
Now, corrupt developers are using a subpoena to get the IP address behind the newspaper's Gmail account, and Google doesn't appear to be fighting it. A letter from Google to the Journal indicates that they'll be handing over the IP addresses in two weeks, and suggests the Journal take things up with the court in California if that's going to be a problem. If Google's setting a precedent here, that could be a problem for any Gmail user who finds himself on the receiving end of a lawsuit. I suspect online privacy watchdogs will take Google to task not only for failing to anonymize its records, but for turning them over without a fight.