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Tilting at Windmills

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October 28, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

THE MEMORY HOLE REVISITED....Yesterday I posted about the White House blocking access to parts of their site from search engines like Google. Was it an effort to prevent Google from caching pages that they might later want to change behind our backs?

Probably not. Ryan at the Dead Parrot Society says that 2600 magazine looked into this via the sneaky ruse of actually talking to someone at the White House and received an explanation that seems pretty innocent. I guess there might be more to this, but unless someone with more technical mojo than me can poke a hole in their explanation I'd judge it to be pretty reasonable too. Looks like they're probably off the hook for this one.

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