Politics / World News

Political Thursdays : Google As Gone Evil,No More Privacy & What This Means For You

This topic has been going on for weeks since Google released their privacy policy changes, they claims the single private policy makes it easier for users.

Here are the roses: http://www.google.com/policies/

Here is the reality: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

These changes are designed so that your Internet searches or places you visit on the internet will cause you to have ads that fit your interests and using their technology so that those ads find you more frequently as you surf the Web.Interesting, to say the least,does this mean guys who visit Car and Driver will have Porshe ads follow them about as they surf the internet and guys who visit Playboy get the Condom ads?

 I can see the wives now..”dear, why are those condom ads always on your screen when you’re on the Internet?

However with Google being one of the biggest search engines on the internet of it’s time they have being numerous amount of modifications such as Google maps, Google real time , Google shopping, Google images , Google plus etc.Each enjoying a level of favored placement in Google search results that other services can only dream of.

Every day someone comes on the internet in search of many particular items, for school ,work or pleasure and by doing this we create something  called web/browser history without even apprehending such this becomes very well hidden especially to those who may not be so internet suave ( i.e our parents or the older/younger generation).

As I stated above the changes in the policy are good for some circumstances where google knows what you like so they can easily pin point you on where to shop/what to buy etc. This reinforces my point about the services provided in the search results, which uses premium placements and traffic guarantees to address the “chicken and egg” problem that undermines the launch of many online businesses.

Nonetheless in life there is no good without the bad or no advantages without some disadvantages, and I’ve researched thoroughly coming up with a couple disadvantages in the policy change.

If you are a student or anyone for that matter and your web history is full with filth my advice to you would be to erase it,how would I go about doing such you ask? Take a few minutes from your  busy schedule and follow these steps :

1) Sign into Google (https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?hl=en&continue=http://www.google.com/)

2) Go to the history option on Google. My money is on the fact you didn’t even know this page existed…(https://www.google.com/history/).

3) Once on this page click the button that says “Remove all history”

4) You should come to a page that wants you to confirm and says “Are you sure you want to clear your entire web history? Your web history will also be paused.” 

5) Click OK!

Another tip you can use is by not  signing  into Google or  use your browser’s “private” or “incognito” mode

You are now able to browse Google without them publicly displaying what you are doing.  Keep in mind though Google, just like every site based in the United States, answers to the United States Federal Government. They do keep records of your searches and what not.  They are notorious for handing over what they feel isn’t private or sensitive information without a subpoena.

Over the course of the NEXT 18 months as long as you leave your browsing history off Google will slowly delete all of its findings and not apply them to your advertising anymore.

More over not with standing from the point many of you may not be aware that Google’s roots in the American intelligence community run deep and one former CIA agent and Marine Corps veteran, Robert Steele, is on the record stating that Google is “in bed with the CIA.” Steele alleges that Google was actually started with seed money that the company received from the Central Intelligence Agency back in its fledgling days. Steele elaborates:

“I think Google took money from the CIA when it was poor and it was starting up and unfortunately our system right now floods money into spying and other illegal and largely unethical activities, and it doesn’t fund what I call the open source world. They’ve been together for quite awhile.”

Steele went on to condemn the relationship, and went so far as to name Google’s CIA contact within the Agency:

“I think that Google has made a very important strategic mistake in dealing with the secret elements of the U.S. government – that is a huge mistake and I’m hoping they’ll work their way out of it and basically cut that relationship off.” “Let me say very explicitly – their contact at the CIA is named Dr. Rick Steinheiser, he’s in the Office of Research and Development.”

Meanwhile, their seems to be increasing interest in monitoring and controlling the free flow of information on the part of the world’s elite. At the 2011 Bilderberg conference (a well-protected gathering of some the world’s most influential people from the realm of politics, entertainment, banking and private business), the list of attendees included the “who’s who” of social media, e-commerce and technology. In attendance:

The co-founder of Facebook; the executive chairman of Google; the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn; the founder and CEO of Amazon.com; the commander of the American military’s “cyber command” (or USCYBERCOM); Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer; and others. (Source : Question Everything)

Enclosing  I will leave a poll for you to share you’re thoughts on this topic and my suggestion is that whenever you come unto the internet be careful of what you post and what you search for, cause in the end it may come back to haunt you and although the internet was a great invention it does has some pure evil to it as well.

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