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Report: Google Ordered By Government To Track Americans’ Searches

Forbes obtained the information via ‘accidentally unsealed’ court documents

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A report by Forbes has detailed how the U.S. government are secretly issuing keyword warrants to Google, ordering the search engine company to track and provide user data on anyone who searches specific names, addresses or phone numbers.

Forbes obtained the information via ‘accidentally unsealed’ court documents, which show that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security may have used the method to track suspects.

Critics argue that the practice violates the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches, and have described such cases as “effectively fishing expeditions.”

Jennifer Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union warned that “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,” Granick added, further warning “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,” Granick urged.

Google responded to the news with a statement defending its actions.

“As with all law enforcement requests, we have a rigorous process that is designed to protect the privacy of our users while supporting the important work of law enforcement,” the statement claimed.

Forbes notes that “Similar orders were served on Microsoft and Yahoo for their respective search engines.”

While the actual data the tech companies handed over remains sealed, the orders on Google can be read herehere and here, while the Microsoft and Yahoo orders can be found here and here.

The issue made headlines briefly last year, and has been ongoing for some time:

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    COVID Passport Microchip Developer Says Chipping of Humans Happening “Whether We Like it or Not”

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    The developer of an implanted microchip that is linked to a COVID vaccine passport says that the mass chipping of humans as a means of verifying compliance is happening “whether we like it or not.”

    Speak for yourself.

    Dsruptive Subdermals developed a scannable implant about the size of a grain of rice which displays COVID-19 vaccine compliance information when scanned.

    Despite widespread criticism based on fears of a dystopian lurch towards a Big Brother society, the managing director of the tech start-up brushed off such concerns during an interview with the Express.

    “This technology exists and is used whether we like it or not,” said Hannes Sjobald.

    “I am happy that it is brought into the public conversation,” he added. “New technologies must be broadly debated and understood.”

    Sjoblad dubiously claimed that the chip could not be used to track a person’s location, asserting, “They can never tell your location, they’re only activated when you touch them with your smartphone, so this means they cannot be used for tracking anyone’s location.”

    He also revealed that the goal of the company was to work with governments to “transform healthcare on a global scale.”

    Sjobald revealed the true purpose of the chip, which is to act as a medical ID card to determine if a person is allowed to enter a cinema or a supermarket.

    “For example, if I go to the movies or go to a shopping centre, then people will be able to check my status even if I don’t have my phone,” he said.

    No doubt that within a few years the media will call anyone who opposes such a move as “dangerous, anti-chip conspiracy theorists.”

    Extremist luddite anti-chippers will presumably then be denied the right to a social life, visit supermarkets or enter the workplace.

    And it will all be “for the greater good.”

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    All New Cars Sold in EU to Be Fitted With Data Recording ‘Black Box’

    Will be accessible by law enforcement.

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    Starting this summer, all new cars sold in the EU will by law contain a ‘black box’ accessible by authorities that records driving data.

    From July 6, 2022, all car manufacturers will be forced to fit new models with a system that keeps track of technical data.

    The data recorded will include “the vehicle’s speed, braking, steering wheel angle, its incline on the road, and whether the vehicle’s various safety systems were in operation, starting with seatbelts.”

    “The new system will coincide with the introduction of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems, which will warn drivers when they breach the speed limit,” reports Reclaim the Net. “However, the ISA systems should not prevent the driver from actually breaking the speed limit.”

    The system, which will be accessible to law enforcement but not insurance companies, will also be able to catalogue the exact type of vehicle and send the information to manufacturers after an accident.

    Authorities claim the data will be “anonymized,” meaning the information can’t be used to identify the owner of the vehicle, although only the incredibly naive would plausibly believe that.

    For decades, government have been pushing for all cars to be fitted with black boxes that track location data.

    The ultimate dystopian scenario involves giving police the power to utilize similar technology to completely disable the functioning of a vehicle if the driver is deemed to have committed an infraction.

    This doesn’t need to be a criminal offense, if the pursuit of social credit score schemes continues to become more invasive, it would eventually be used as a form of punishment for everything from unpaid utility bills to offensive comments posted on social media.

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    Implantable Microchip Stores Your COVID Vaccination Status

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    Remember those crazy old timers who used to talk about Revelations?

    The Mark of the Beast. Not being allowed to buy or sell without taking it?

    Remember how everyone laughed at their alarmist paranoia for decades on end?

    Well, it’s not so funny now, is it?

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