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Originally posted by derst1988
Now, with the part that I disagree with. I disagree with the NSA, or other alphabet agency's having its hands in this data for the sake of prevention. I would be 100% ok with google's data mineing (for better ad presentation), if it couldn't be accessed by the government unless you were officially being investigated for a crime, warrant from a judge and all.
If you think about it, Google and facebook have the power to ruin your life, and save it. Say you commit no crime but you match a description. You will be brought in for questioning. If you have proof you were somewhere else during the time of the crime, you have been vindicated. However, if you are doing something illegal you will most
definitely get caught.
Basically, the question is the government for me, not google. I have seen google deny government requests for records, and I have seen google deny the government when it asked to censor public unrest (police brutality) videos at Occupy, ect.