posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 09:30 AM
reply to post by SilentKoala
Yes, there was some back-n-forth with China and the NSA got involved on Google's behalf. As far as Google having no connection with the US
Government.. well, that's not entirely accurate. They do release private information up to and including user's IP addresses to the US Government
all the way down to the local-level Police.
It's alleged that it's for specific cases where it will help catch criminals.. but what exactly a criminal IS, is dictated by the law.. and who
makes the laws? The US Government. So again, how soon before The Gov is just dipping its hand into Google's database without permission?
And that's JUST Google. There is no telling how much info Facebook leaks about it's users.
So when we discuss how much of our visual information, i.e. maps, areal topography, etc are blurred, scarred, blacked out (like the Russian black
rectangle).. It's happening. But we're just putting our heads in the sand and letting it happen.
Hi Phage. I can't say I'm shocked seeing you on this thread.