The freedom of our internet is at stake, 1984 is here, Big Brother is watching you, tracking your every move, and he is slowly dissolving your connections to uncensored content. Google’s actions have prompted me to write a “State of the Internet” address regarding our current Orwellian existence.
In addition to Google’s new privacy concerns, this page will seek to document any programs, software, and companies or organizations that help fund, effect, or support censorship and/or tracking on the internet; as well as ways to protect yourself and browse anonymously online. This page will be updated from time to time with no notice.
Protip: click the links in the following paragraph to see how each of these Google services cause great concern for privacy advocates.
Google is the world’s most popular search engine, and YouTube (owned by Google) is the world’s most popular video hosting site. Google also offers tons of other services, like Gmail, the world’s most popular online email service, Google Maps, the world’s most popular mapping software, who’s Street View cars recorded local WIFI’s in your homes and geolocated them. The two services of greatest concern for privacy advocates are Google Analytics and Google Safe Browsing. Google Chrome is Google’s own browser, combines all of the above mentioned services together like Voltron’s Big Brother. Google’s mantra “do no evil” is now officially riding the fail whale.
Now Google has “up and done it“.
The idea is to consolidate all your online activities into a single profile that tells their marketing clients and law enforcement anything they want to know about Joe Smith, 221 Mockingbird Lane. Privacy advocates are up in arms. You should be too, read on and I’ll take you on a tour of modern day Big Brother.