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According to stunning new report, the U.S. government has been allegedly issuing secret warrants to obtain information on all Americans who searched for certain names of terms in Google.

As The Washington Examiner reports:


The U.S. government is reportedly secretly issuing warrants for Google to provide user data on anyone typing in certain search terms, raising fears that innocent online users could get caught up in serious crime investigations at a greater frequency than previously thought.

In an attempt to track down criminals, federal investigators have started using new “keyword warrants” and used them to ask Google to provide them information on anyone who searched a victim’s name or their address during a particular year, an accidentally unsealed court document that Forbes found shows.

“Trawling through Google’s search history database enables police to identify people merely based on what they might have been thinking about, for whatever reason, at some point in the past,” Jennifer Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, told Forbes.

“This never-before-possible technique threatens First Amendment interests and will inevitably sweep up innocent people, especially if the keyword terms are not unique and the time frame not precise. To make matters worse, police are currently doing this in secret, which insulates the practice from public debate and regulation,” she added.

Google has so far attempted to justify its decision to comply with the warrants, claiming they have a ‘rigorous process’ to protect user privacy.




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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
11 months ago

Very scary, abuse level High, should apply to ALL
Very 666.
Great for crimes, otherwise Scary

Bill
Bill
11 months ago

Yup, like with ALL of these “really Needed and Beneficial” New ‘practices’, you KNOW it will be Abused to the max. VERY Scary.

Alfie
Alfie
11 months ago

When have you ever heard of a govt agency that is in favor of the citizen? I have not either!

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
11 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

Even during the founding of our country there were people looking to screw people at every chance

Bill
Bill
11 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

For Sure. It’s WHAT man DOES.
SEE Cain and Abel.

JimN
JimN
11 months ago

Ja, ze plan is verking. Heil Biden! Heil Biden! Heil Biden!

David Baker
David Baker
11 months ago
Reply to  JimN

You think Der Fuhrer was bad, try Stalin.

JimN
JimN
11 months ago
Reply to  David Baker

True, but I don’t speak any Russian. Ya’ have to go with what ya’ got. And we got Biden, sooo…………….

Bill
Bill
11 months ago
Reply to  JimN

Then SHOULD o’ been in Chinese!

JimN
JimN
11 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Sorry. The only Chinese I know is moo goo gai pan and shlimp flied lice.

ADHD
ADHD
11 months ago
Reply to  David Baker

Simon Sebag Montefiore’s twin biographies about Stáljin (“Young Stalin” and “Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar”) are EXCELLENT reading intellectually, though extremely POISONOUS for the soul (MOST depressing to delve into that wretch’s extreme depravity – and the depravity of ALL Mankind to boot!!!). Handle with care, though most highly recommended…