Do you use Google as your main search engine?
Most people do.
Google has made it very convenient to use their software to search the web for whatever your little heart desires, and they’re undoubtedly the best game in town.
Sure, the company is run and staffed almost exclusively by Leftists who are doing their best to make sure Conservative content is either seen negatively or not seen at all…but we all keep using it because that’s just about the only option for browsing the web in the 21st Century.
We’re even willing to accept it when they keep tabs on us in a way that, in any other context, might be a little creepy. But Google just does it for ads, so it’s fine, right?
We’ve all seen it happen…
It’s the weirdest thing. You’ll be talking about fishing lures with your buddy, maybe he sends you a fishing video or two, and then you go onto the internet and see nothing but Bass Pro Shops ads. It’s a little disorienting at first, equal parts magical modern advancement and sinister invasion of privacy, but the more it happens, the more you accept the fact that your electronic devices are listening to your every word and reporting on your every move.
But Google is still the best option, even with the creepy tracking…and at least it’s just Google execs and advertising companies reading over your data, right?
It was just revealed in “accidentally unsealed” court documents that Google is doing something MUCH worse than just listening to what you want to buy. On top of that, they’re finding out what you’re searching for…and then sending your search history to the FBI.
America’s Orwellian Future Is HERE
In a scenario right out of 1984, the government secretly ordered Google to track and report certain searches based on “keyword warrants” in order to uncover the identity of people whose searches might be linked to a future crime.
Basically, they’re waiting for you to search for something suspicious so they can accuse you of criminal activity before you’ve actually done anything.
It’s the premise of the Tom Cruise movie “Minority Report,” based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name: when you predict future crime, everyone is guilty without the ability to prove their innocence.
It brings up all kinds of questions about violation of civil liberties as well as government overreach… but are we surprised this is happening with Democrats in charge of two branches of our government?
Before Biden took over, “keyword warrants” had been viewed with extreme scrutiny. Many argue they violate an individual’s constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure.
Jennifer Granick, the surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the ACLU, says, “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. 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.”
Basically, imagine you’ve just watched a movie about war in the Middle East and they talk about “IEDs” (Improvised Explosive Device). If you’d never heard the term before and you went to Google to find out exactly what it meant, you may have just put yourself on a list that could lead to the FBI knocking on your door.
It’s frightening – and makes you wonder if there is any privacy left in America.
1930s Gestapo Or 2021 American Law Enforcement?
Granick concluded, “To make matters worse, police are currently doing this in secret, which insulates the practice from public debate and regulation.”
Hidden practices…all happening behind closed doors.
The federal government claims the list of the warrants is limited, claiming that these limits help avoid implicating innocent people who just so happen to search for these keywords by chance.
However, officials have not publicly disclosed what the extent of the keyword warrants requests are or the number of users whose data has been requested…so there’s really no way to know who’s actually done anything wrong.
One case that that has been revealed was a keyword hunt for the serial bomber who was terrorizing Austin, TX back in 2018.
Law enforcement secretly ordered Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft to hand over the IP address and account information for ANYONE who searched for a range of terms related to bombmaking, which left all kinds of things open to interpretation.
If you can’t see the issues that can arise from this practice, then you probably haven’t read the US Constitution. This practice goes against EVERYTHING the Founding Fathers intended that piece of paper to be.
This is a violation of your American rights on an unprecedented level…
And absolutely NOBODY should be ok with this.
You may feel like the term “Orwellian” is overused these days – but if you can’t see the connection between these “keyword warrants” and a dystopian future ruled by authoritarians, then maybe you should brush up on your classical dystopian fiction.
This is BAD, folks…
And it’s just the beginning.
“Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing.” – George Orwell
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