[ExI] scifi search

spike spike66 at att.net
Tue Aug 19 20:37:38 UTC 2014

>... On Behalf Of BillK

>...since the Snowdon NSA scandal broke there has been a dramatic reduction
in 'sensitive' Google searches? ...BillK

That and two cases where Google searches were introduced as evidence against
a defendant in criminal court.  In both cases, the evidence was ruled
admissible, which does something interesting.  It means that nothing you
write in email, nothing you search on any search engine is now done with a
reasonable expectation of privacy.  The US government has forced openness on
us, yet is resisting openness on itself.  We have an IRS which "lost" email,
we have a more recent case where a Health and Human Services director
instructing recipients in the first line "Please delete this email but see
if we can work on call script."

When the current president promised his would be the most transparent
administration in history, what he really meant is that this administration
would make you transparent, while it became opaque.


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