Big Brother is Watching

I’ve thought- but not posted, I think- about this before: lack of privacy on the Internet. This story is about Google turning Evil, a terrifying(ly possible) prospect.

Scroogled!

Even more astounding is that practically no one seems to give a damn. I’m not saying live in fear: I’m posting this using MY Google Account, after all- but live a little more carefully. Encrypt. Use anonymizers like Tor. Or better ones – Tor’s exits can be easily monitored, and if you don’t encrypt you’re just an insignificant bit ahead. Of course, there’s the “I have nothing to hide” argument, but in an increasingly authoritarian, conservative, “that’s EVIL” world that seems to be getting worse, searching for the wrong kind of porn might be enough.

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