Google didn’t help catch Breivik and that means we need less internet privacy? | End the Lie - Independent News
We all know that Google engages in massive invasions of privacy on a daily basis through their tracking of every search along with their ability to track a single user to almost every site they visit.
What do we have to show for it? Simply put: nothing.
Anders Breivik, the confessed killer behind the Oslo and Utoya attacks, allegedly spent a whopping 200 hours on Google searching bomb related terms like the painfully obvious “how to make a bomb.” How does one of the world’s largest corporations and unarguably the most powerful search engine company on earth manage to miss this?
Furthermore, Google Analytics coupled with the Google AdWords/AdSense advertising program makes for a tracking system that can follow an individual around most of the web.
How would you feel knowing that every mouse movement you have made on many websites could be stored and saved for later use?
Breivik’s name had appeared on a Norwegian watchlist after his purchase of chemicals from a Polish seller.
Knowing this and how Google happily turns over data to the US government 94% of the time even though the American government files twice the demands of any other nation, why wouldn’t the Norwegian government just bang out a quick request to get more data on Breivik?