6. Google Spying?

by Project Censored

Earlier this year the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigated Internet search engine giant Google for illegally collecting personal data such as passwords, emails and other online activities from unsecured Wi-Fi networks in homes and businesses across the United States and around the rest of the world.  Google has claimed the data was accidentally picked up by their Street View cars   while driving the world’s streets.  Clearly, this is an invasion of the public’s privacy and yet the FTC has done basically nothing about it, not issuing even a slap on the wrist for Google.  In late October 2010, David Vladeck, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, sent a two-page letter to Google attorney Albert Gidari saying that the FTC has ended its inquiry into the matter with little more than an assurance from Google that it will make “improvements to its internal processes” and “continue its dialogue with the FTC” (Vladeck).  Why was nothing done to stop the practice and prevent it from happening again?

Less than a week before the FTC’s decision to drop the inquiry, President Obama attended a $30,000per person Democratic Party fundraiser at the Palo Alto, California home of Google executive Marissa Mayer (Carlson).  Google’s former head of public policy, Andrew McLaughlin, joined the Obama administration as the deputy chief technology officer in mid-2009. Other Obama administration officials include: Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, who serves as a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology;  Katie Stanton,who joined the administration as Director of Citizen Participation after serving as a Google project manager; and the former head of Google.org’s global development, Sonal Shah, who is now head of the White House’s Office of Social Innovation.  These facts suggest that the Obama administration may have a conflict of interest in its handling of Google’s civil rights violations.

Sources:

Personal Communication, United States Federal Trade Communication, Office of the Director Bureau of Consumer Protection, David Vladeck, October 27, 2010.
http://www.ftc.gov/os/closings/101027googleletter.pdf

“Google’s Marissa Mayer Hosting Obama At $30,000-A-Head Fundraiser Tonight,” Nicholas Carlson, San Francisco Chronicle, October 21, 2010.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/10/21/businessinsider-googles-marissa-mayer-to-host-president-obama-for-30000-a-head-fundraiser-2010-10.DTL

“Andrew McLaughlin ’94 Leaves Google to Join Obama Administration,”  Harvard Law School website, June 18, 2009. http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/2009/06/18_mclaughlin.html

Student Researcher:  James Dobbs, Affiliation ???

Faculty Advisor:  Elliot Cohen, Ph.D., Indian River State College

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Michael Wood
Michael Wood
11 years ago

Really, I have come to trust Google. They make things easier for regular people, without asking for anything back. They make GREAT products. They donate millions of dollars to charity and fun countless non-profit events. I honestly don’t mind if Google knows my browsing history, or my address, or phone number or such. They’re going to own the world at this rate, and honestly? It doesn’t bother me.

Jgarrett38
Jgarrett38
Reply to  Michael Wood
10 years ago

Spoken like a true “Progressive”?????

Kr.
Kr.
Reply to  Jgarrett38
10 years ago

So you have to be a certain type to come here? I don’t agree with the man, but I respect his opinion. If I want to change it that will never happen if I berate him – respectfully discuss, listen and enlighten, if you feel that your fellow man is wrong.. that would be a true “progressive”, if such a term even existed.

tonebone
tonebone
Reply to  Michael Wood
10 years ago

What a complete idiot!!  How the heck is it possible for people to be so unaware, so stupid, so perfectly fine with “it don’t bother me, it shouldn’t bother you” mentality?
I am not a Christian but I will fight to the death for their right to practice the religion of their choice. It upsets me to find that most American’s do not care about the rights of others…. simply thinking of themselves, only.
WTH are you even at this site Michael Wood?

Michael Wood
Michael Wood
Reply to  tonebone
10 years ago

1. This article had NOTHING to do with religion whatsoever.

2. I never said you had to think it. I said multiple times it was MY opinion.

3.  Chill the hell out, Internet Warrior. You’re starting a fight in the comment section of a little-known site, does that make you feel important? 

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Reg G.
Reg G.
10 years ago

This is just another example of how private corporations will control the little person. For example. if your employer wants to investigate you they just need to go to Google to find out all about you for a small fee. The regular person will not be able to buy this information or even know it was sold. The idea that all your information being sold might not upset you know but how it may be used in the future without your consent should worry you. It revises the Constitution and Bill of Rights without our consent and to date The Power elite do not have a track record that one can truly trust. This will effect your children more than you.

kmorgana
kmorgana
Reply to  Reg G.
10 years ago

no it will affect YOU more than your children. EVERYTHING- every. single. digital transaction you have made since the inception OF digital transactions is stored, filed- and available at an instant’s notice in that giant database. What you clicked on, what you “liked” what you wrote about prez so and so, what you bought and used your grocery loyalty card for, your misdemeanors, calls to police, your suggestions, any cards or forms filled out- your facial recognition profile (YES they are using it now, Walmart is, and it’s in conjunction with police depts everywhere! they know WHERE u are and what TIME and can pull up video of you going in, leaving, parking..)TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS. I have a VERY sinking feeling that somehow, this info on all of us is going to be used against us- how, I am not sure.. but it will be very scary.

Reg G.
Reg G.
10 years ago

This is just another example of how private corporations will control the little person. For example. if your employer wants to investigate you they just need to go to Google to find out all about you for a small fee. The regular person will not be able to buy this information or even know it was sold. The idea that all your information being sold might not upset you know but how it may be used in the future without your consent should worry you. It revises the Constitution and Bill of Rights without our consent and to date The Power elite do not have a track record that one can truly trust. This will effect your children more than you.

mrcrowley
mrcrowley
10 years ago

I don’t think the creation of google was created for this specific purpose (spying). It’s a fairly new technology… that’s only going to be enhanced in the next few years. It is a great way of gathering public AND personal information from people since using the whole “auto-fill” option just happens to be extremely convenient and people don’t realize that the information you voluntarily supply can be used for this sort of purpose. However we shouldn’t completely condemn the use of google. It’s definitely proven to be extremely beneficial for everyone. It’s just that people have this naive thought that the internet is completely anonymous, so they just openly enter whatever information they have about themselves. Obviously some people know about this and will take advantage of this to further benefit their own agenda. So I guess it’s a “use it at your own risk” sort of thing.

kmorgana
kmorgana
Reply to  mrcrowley
10 years ago

YES you’re right. I wonder how much of my gplus posts and rants are being stacked up against me for some future nefarious purpose perhaps. Also I disagree with you on just how “beneficial” this all is? how? using internet to learn stuff or what? what’s wrong with real, hardcover- Encyclopedia Brittanica. What’s wrong with TALKING and meeting your neighbors. How about doing something about your local community, local corruption, instead of using boards to opine on world events (like I am right now) ;p

Cnnxupfk
Cnnxupfk
10 years ago

There is no conflict of interest in this story. This is just corruption, most of our government is corrupted, “I will contribute X amount of dollars to your campaign fund”, then Googles problem just disappears. That above  all else is why people should be in the streets now, we lost our government a long time ago to corruption. The Wall street fiasco, corporations, mass media and government are all addicted to corruption. I’ll give you this if you do that, so they do it, get rich, go into the history books they write and retire to Dubai or Switzerland if there is any pressure. Where’s mine, oh I forgot I’m not the president so I cannot get in on it. Obama, is ripe with Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Google cronies, he must of got a lot of election funds, heck Google it.

Cnnxupfk
Cnnxupfk
10 years ago

There is no conflict of interest in this story. This is just corruption, most of our government is corrupted, “I will contribute X amount of dollars to your campaign fund”, then Googles problem just disappears. That above  all else is why people should be in the streets now, we lost our government a long time ago to corruption. The Wall street fiasco, corporations, mass media and government are all addicted to corruption. I’ll give you this if you do that, so they do it, get rich, go into the history books they write and retire to Dubai or Switzerland if there is any pressure. Where’s mine, oh I forgot I’m not the president so I cannot get in on it. Obama, is ripe with Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Google cronies, he must of got a lot of election funds, heck Google it.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

I’ve always been a big fan of Project Censored, I buy the book every year to help support the cause, but seeing something like this really makes me wonder if the group isn’t starting to lean a bit to sensationalism to garner attention.

The article states “Google  has claimed the data was accidentally by their street view cars…”  as though they blatantly lied.  The letter cited from David Vladeck states: “Earlier this year, in response to a request from the data protection authority in 
Hamburg, Germany, Google discovered that the software on the Street View cars had also been 
collecting some “payload” data  contents of  communications sent over unsecured wireless 
networks.”  

That sounds suspiciously like confirmation to me that the data was collected by the street view cars, while they drove around.  I suppose it can be debated whether it was intentional or accidental.

Here’s the rub though:  It really doesn’t much matter if it was intentional or not.  The data collected was from unsecured, unencrypted wireless access points.  Data beamed by consumers, either knowingly or unwittingly, for anyone to capture.  Its a wireless system, broadcasting open communications into public spaces.  It is no more ‘spying’ to capture some of that data than it is for me to listen to the radio in my car.  Anyone with a laptop could have captured the same data.

In short, they didn’t sit in one location and collect everything passing by, they didn’t break into people’s computers and steal it, and they didn’t crack WEP or WPA encryption to get it.  It was broadcast IN THE OPEN.

I personally believe most companies are allowed to keep too much personal information on us, Google included, but to label this ‘spying’ seems a broad and somewhat sensationalistic overreach.

kmorgana
kmorgana
Reply to  Anonymous
10 years ago

so, the article is “sensationalism” or is it relevant?

Kamil N
Kamil N
10 years ago

I’ve seen a lot of news stories on this, so I don’t really consider it censored.  

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Bob Marshall
10 years ago

At the last Bilderberg Group meeting held in Switzerland, one of the invited guest was Eric Schmidt, Executive of Google

kmorgana
kmorgana
Reply to  Bob Marshall
10 years ago

I know where he lives.. ah no not giving it out lol it’s not hard to find,palo alto CA) I couldn’t resist driving by his place while he was having it remodeled 🙂 anyway- what concerns me is how much control and power these guys have, seems many of them have some sort of creepy agenda disguised as “world peace” bill gates polio vaccines CAUSED permanent paralysis for 60k innocent babes, he has said in his own words he’s all for depopulation. They seem to use this “green” earth crap as an excuse to rid the planet of “undesirables” meaning people like you and me- if you are all for this depopulation thing too, I GUARANTEE that YOU will be “first on the list” of “volunteers”. This depop agenda doesn’t apply to Gates, and his buddies, you see. Just the useless eaters such as us poors, those making less than billions per month.

Anon
Anon
10 years ago

Civil rights violations? The access points were unencrypted, completely unprotected! Every time I walk by an open wireless signal my phone snatches the access points SSID and various other (useless) tidbits of information, I guess that makes me a “spy” threatening the “privacy of the people.” People uneducated (or ignorant) of technology shouldn’t write about it, I certainly don’t write a biology column.

V0yag3r
V0yag3r
10 years ago

the issue is that the data google finds, google publishes and makes available to the public.
So what might be a relatively minor risk confined to ppl. wardriving, becomes a greater risk when google comes to your hood and posts your keys on 4chan.
And yeah, Obama can’t really claim to be unbiased with so many google staffers and former staffers in his entourage, so yeah I consider it a conflict of interest.
bottom line, whether the data was collected accidentally is moot- they made the decision to post the data, and should serve themselves a takedown notice!

kmorgana
kmorgana
Reply to  V0yag3r
10 years ago

google makes available what they CAN control. Why use google?? why not use hotbot, lycos, or others? I find google’s listings are rather.. um, “sifted” for maximum confusion. There was a book that came out in ’99 wish I could remember the title, anyway it talked about how Microsoft and others give the user the impression that they are “in control” yet their search results, news headlines are all carefully crafted and that no one is in control except the ones at the top.

Zada
Zada
10 years ago

I gotta laugh..The big push right now is AGAINST internet censorship…BUT,on the other hand, we don’t want the websites looking at US! Can’t have it both ways, me thinks!  Majority of sites really don’t need log in & pass words etc anyway…NO REASON!

Annoy
Annoy
10 years ago

google doesnt need to spy, its owns the majority of internet searches, your IP and the content you view.
in a single search it knows most of your computers data and your address though its own browser CHROME.
Lets not forget GMAIL if google wanted it knows all your email content and of course social media information found by bots.

so you already give them everything they want, if they wanted it.

Ihatelibrals
Ihatelibrals
10 years ago

The FTC couldn’t do anything about this if they wanted to… it’s the FCC that would handle such complaints and issue any fines, not the FTC. Get your facts straight. 

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about the economic decline of labor unions and working people. It’s a gritty
book!

Allanornstein
Allanornstein
10 years ago

Just read a new book, Wealth vs.
Work: How 1% Victimize 99%. It’s about the vanishing

American dream- a shrinking middle class, increased poverty
and inequality. It’s about a return to the old aristocratic order, a world
where hereditary privilege and power trump excellence and merit and where
ordinary people, and those who are less able and less vigorous, are trampled by
greed, materialism and crony capitalism. It’s about Wall Street vs. Main Street, and
about the economic decline of labor unions and working people. It’s a gritty
book!

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Guest100100
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marissa mayer is a yahoo executive (the chief executive officer, to be precise) not a Google executive like stated above.

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Chuck763
Chuck763
10 years ago

I wonder why these cars were even equipeded with the necessary hardware and software to enable them to “accidentally” access peoples private information. I would think the only thing necessary for these cars would be the camera equiptment and GPS.

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Michael Wood
Michael Wood
11 years ago

Really, I have come to trust Google. They make things easier for regular people, without asking for anything back. They make GREAT products. They donate millions of dollars to charity and fun countless non-profit events. I honestly don’t mind if Google knows my browsing history, or my address, or phone number or such. They’re going to own the world at this rate, and honestly? It doesn’t bother me.

Jgarrett38
Jgarrett38
Reply to  Michael Wood
10 years ago

Spoken like a true “Progressive”?????

Kr.
Kr.
Reply to  Jgarrett38
10 years ago

So you have to be a certain type to come here? I don’t agree with the man, but I respect his opinion. If I want to change it that will never happen if I berate him – respectfully discuss, listen and enlighten, if you feel that your fellow man is wrong.. that would be a true “progressive”, if such a term even existed.

tonebone
tonebone
Reply to  Michael Wood
10 years ago

What a complete idiot!!  How the heck is it possible for people to be so unaware, so stupid, so perfectly fine with “it don’t bother me, it shouldn’t bother you” mentality?
I am not a Christian but I will fight to the death for their right to practice the religion of their choice. It upsets me to find that most American’s do not care about the rights of others…. simply thinking of themselves, only.
WTH are you even at this site Michael Wood?

Michael Wood
Michael Wood
Reply to  tonebone
10 years ago

1. This article had NOTHING to do with religion whatsoever.

2. I never said you had to think it. I said multiple times it was MY opinion.

3.  Chill the hell out, Internet Warrior. You’re starting a fight in the comment section of a little-known site, does that make you feel important? 

Reg G.
Reg G.
10 years ago

This is just another example of how private corporations will control the little person. For example. if your employer wants to investigate you they just need to go to Google to find out all about you for a small fee. The regular person will not be able to buy this information or even know it was sold. The idea that all your information being sold might not upset you know but how it may be used in the future without your consent should worry you. It revises the Constitution and Bill of Rights without our consent and to date The Power elite do not have a track record that one can truly trust. This will effect your children more than you.

$27222734
$27222734
Reply to  Reg G.
10 years ago

no it will affect YOU more than your children. EVERYTHING- every. single. digital transaction you have made since the inception OF digital transactions is stored, filed- and available at an instant’s notice in that giant database. What you clicked on, what you “liked” what you wrote about prez so and so, what you bought and used your grocery loyalty card for, your misdemeanors, calls to police, your suggestions, any cards or forms filled out- your facial recognition profile (YES they are using it now, Walmart is, and it’s in conjunction with police depts everywhere! they know WHERE u are and what TIME and can pull up video of you going in, leaving, parking..)TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS. I have a VERY sinking feeling that somehow, this info on all of us is going to be used against us- how, I am not sure.. but it will be very scary.

mrcrowley
mrcrowley
10 years ago

I don’t think the creation of google was created for this specific purpose (spying). It’s a fairly new technology… that’s only going to be enhanced in the next few years. It is a great way of gathering public AND personal information from people since using the whole “auto-fill” option just happens to be extremely convenient and people don’t realize that the information you voluntarily supply can be used for this sort of purpose. However we shouldn’t completely condemn the use of google. It’s definitely proven to be extremely beneficial for everyone. It’s just that people have this naive thought that the internet is completely anonymous, so they just openly enter whatever information they have about themselves. Obviously some people know about this and will take advantage of this to further benefit their own agenda. So I guess it’s a “use it at your own risk” sort of thing.

$27222734
$27222734
Reply to  mrcrowley
10 years ago

YES you’re right. I wonder how much of my gplus posts and rants are being stacked up against me for some future nefarious purpose perhaps. Also I disagree with you on just how “beneficial” this all is? how? using internet to learn stuff or what? what’s wrong with real, hardcover- Encyclopedia Brittanica. What’s wrong with TALKING and meeting your neighbors. How about doing something about your local community, local corruption, instead of using boards to opine on world events (like I am right now) ;p

Cnnxupfk
Cnnxupfk
10 years ago

There is no conflict of interest in this story. This is just corruption, most of our government is corrupted, “I will contribute X amount of dollars to your campaign fund”, then Googles problem just disappears. That above  all else is why people should be in the streets now, we lost our government a long time ago to corruption. The Wall street fiasco, corporations, mass media and government are all addicted to corruption. I’ll give you this if you do that, so they do it, get rich, go into the history books they write and retire to Dubai or Switzerland if there is any pressure. Where’s mine, oh I forgot I’m not the president so I cannot get in on it. Obama, is ripe with Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Google cronies, he must of got a lot of election funds, heck Google it.

madmark4
madmark4
10 years ago

I’ve always been a big fan of Project Censored, I buy the book every year to help support the cause, but seeing something like this really makes me wonder if the group isn’t starting to lean a bit to sensationalism to garner attention.

The article states “Google  has claimed the data was accidentally by their street view cars…”  as though they blatantly lied.  The letter cited from David Vladeck states: “Earlier this year, in response to a request from the data protection authority in 
Hamburg, Germany, Google discovered that the software on the Street View cars had also been 
collecting some “payload” data  contents of  communications sent over unsecured wireless 
networks.”  

That sounds suspiciously like confirmation to me that the data was collected by the street view cars, while they drove around.  I suppose it can be debated whether it was intentional or accidental.

Here’s the rub though:  It really doesn’t much matter if it was intentional or not.  The data collected was from unsecured, unencrypted wireless access points.  Data beamed by consumers, either knowingly or unwittingly, for anyone to capture.  Its a wireless system, broadcasting open communications into public spaces.  It is no more ‘spying’ to capture some of that data than it is for me to listen to the radio in my car.  Anyone with a laptop could have captured the same data.

In short, they didn’t sit in one location and collect everything passing by, they didn’t break into people’s computers and steal it, and they didn’t crack WEP or WPA encryption to get it.  It was broadcast IN THE OPEN.

I personally believe most companies are allowed to keep too much personal information on us, Google included, but to label this ‘spying’ seems a broad and somewhat sensationalistic overreach.

$27222734
$27222734
Reply to  madmark4
10 years ago

so, the article is “sensationalism” or is it relevant?

Synaxis
10 years ago

I’ve seen a lot of news stories on this, so I don’t really consider it censored.  

Bob Marshall
10 years ago

At the last Bilderberg Group meeting held in Switzerland, one of the invited guest was Eric Schmidt, Executive of Google

$27222734
$27222734
Reply to  Bob Marshall
10 years ago

I know where he lives.. ah no not giving it out lol it’s not hard to find,palo alto CA) I couldn’t resist driving by his place while he was having it remodeled 🙂 anyway- what concerns me is how much control and power these guys have, seems many of them have some sort of creepy agenda disguised as “world peace” bill gates polio vaccines CAUSED permanent paralysis for 60k innocent babes, he has said in his own words he’s all for depopulation. They seem to use this “green” earth crap as an excuse to rid the planet of “undesirables” meaning people like you and me- if you are all for this depopulation thing too, I GUARANTEE that YOU will be “first on the list” of “volunteers”. This depop agenda doesn’t apply to Gates, and his buddies, you see. Just the useless eaters such as us poors, those making less than billions per month.

Anon
Anon
10 years ago

Civil rights violations? The access points were unencrypted, completely unprotected! Every time I walk by an open wireless signal my phone snatches the access points SSID and various other (useless) tidbits of information, I guess that makes me a “spy” threatening the “privacy of the people.” People uneducated (or ignorant) of technology shouldn’t write about it, I certainly don’t write a biology column.

V0yag3r
V0yag3r
10 years ago

the issue is that the data google finds, google publishes and makes available to the public.
So what might be a relatively minor risk confined to ppl. wardriving, becomes a greater risk when google comes to your hood and posts your keys on 4chan.
And yeah, Obama can’t really claim to be unbiased with so many google staffers and former staffers in his entourage, so yeah I consider it a conflict of interest.
bottom line, whether the data was collected accidentally is moot- they made the decision to post the data, and should serve themselves a takedown notice!

$27222734
$27222734
Reply to  V0yag3r
10 years ago

google makes available what they CAN control. Why use google?? why not use hotbot, lycos, or others? I find google’s listings are rather.. um, “sifted” for maximum confusion. There was a book that came out in ’99 wish I could remember the title, anyway it talked about how Microsoft and others give the user the impression that they are “in control” yet their search results, news headlines are all carefully crafted and that no one is in control except the ones at the top.

Zada
Zada
10 years ago

I gotta laugh..The big push right now is AGAINST internet censorship…BUT,on the other hand, we don’t want the websites looking at US! Can’t have it both ways, me thinks!  Majority of sites really don’t need log in & pass words etc anyway…NO REASON!

Annoy
Annoy
10 years ago

google doesnt need to spy, its owns the majority of internet searches, your IP and the content you view.
in a single search it knows most of your computers data and your address though its own browser CHROME.
Lets not forget GMAIL if google wanted it knows all your email content and of course social media information found by bots.

so you already give them everything they want, if they wanted it.

Ihatelibrals
Ihatelibrals
10 years ago

The FTC couldn’t do anything about this if they wanted to… it’s the FCC that would handle such complaints and issue any fines, not the FTC. Get your facts straight. 

Allanornstein
Allanornstein
10 years ago

Just read a new book, Wealth vs.
Work: How 1% Victimize 99%. It’s about the vanishing

American dream- a shrinking middle class, increased poverty
and inequality. It’s about a return to the old aristocratic order, a world
where hereditary privilege and power trump excellence and merit and where
ordinary people, and those who are less able and less vigorous, are trampled by
greed, materialism and crony capitalism. It’s about Wall Street vs. Main Street, and
about the economic decline of labor unions and working people. It’s a gritty
book!

Allanornstein
Allanornstein
10 years ago

Just read a new book, Wealth vs.
Work: How 1% Victimize 99%. It’s about the vanishing

American dream- a shrinking middle class, increased poverty
and inequality. It’s about a return to the old aristocratic order, a world
where hereditary privilege and power trump excellence and merit and where
ordinary people, and those who are less able and less vigorous, are trampled by
greed, materialism and crony capitalism. It’s about Wall Street vs. Main Street, and
about the economic decline of labor unions and working people. It’s a gritty
book!

Guest100100
Guest100100
10 years ago

marissa mayer is a yahoo executive (the chief executive officer, to be precise) not a Google executive like stated above.

Chuck763
Chuck763
10 years ago

I wonder why these cars were even equipeded with the necessary hardware and software to enable them to “accidentally” access peoples private information. I would think the only thing necessary for these cars would be the camera equiptment and GPS.

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Every Single Thing You do on ANY Google network is sent to over 20 government agencies and over 90 advertising “psychological profiling” services - VALLEYWIGGLE
5 years ago

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