Okay, Google: How Do You Prepare A Country For Totalitarianism?

Millions of Americans—most of us, probably—have grown to rely on Google as our default search engine for finding information online. Thousands more have even gone so far as to buy Google Home, an Internet-connected microphone plugged into Google’s computers that is constantly monitoring your home, waiting for voice commands that begin “Hey, Google.”

To the extent we bother to think about it, we accept that Google gathers our data and eavesdrops on our homes, because we assume that they only want to use this technology to sell us things. If the cost of free access to a really great search algorithm is that we have to see a few banner ads, that seems like a very small price to pay. After all, what could possibly go wrong?

Well, now we know.

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  • Tanya

    Google: Anything but Free Speech!

    • They truly are despicable.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        I always KNEW they were bad, but what gets me is the depth of their maliciousness. I never suspected that they were THIS bad.
        Yeah, I know, I’m so naive.
        They really need to be busted up and scattered to the wind and all their secrets exposed.
        I believe that they are the makings of ‘deep state 2.0’ if we don’t decisively deal with them now.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
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  • Tooth&Claw

    FTA: “For decades, the Left has claimed to be horrified at the blacklist that
    tried to keep Communists out of Hollywood. But it turns out they aren’t
    against a blacklist, they just want to be the ones who get to decide
    who’s on it.”
    Exactly. Want to be tyrants all. They can’t control their own lives well, so they want to control others, by emotional manipulation, by shaming,, and ultimately by siccing the authorities on them, whomever they may be.

  • WalterBannon

    fascism with a smiley face

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  • Felicia Scott

    In the US (and Canada I think), we have Independent (non-profit) Service Operators that handle the functioning of our electricity grids. The same system needs to be imposed for the internet. Guidelines insuring access to the internet, operation of the internet, and very limited censorship (kiddie porn, etc) need to be established and all private ownership of internet operation must cease. No more monopolies on media or internet.