I’ve previously mentioned my gratitude to Google for its swift and verifiable answers to my research questions. But the Silicon Valley leviathan is increasingly a menace to what’s left of our privacy.
Now being developed is Google Glass, a controversial glasses-like device that “allows users to access the Internet, take photos and film short snippets,” reported David Streitfeld in a New York Times story. “Glass is promoted by Google as ‘seamless and empowering.’ It will have the ability to capture any chance encoun – ter…and broadcast it to millions in seconds.”
Feel a little clammy?
So does HUSTLER contributor Robert Scheer. In a TruthDig.com post titled “Google’s Spy mas – ters Are Now Worried About Your Secrets” he wrote: “Every time there is a so-called terrorist attack on American soil, pressure to ramp up the reach of our increasingly omnipresent surveillance state spikes, sweeping ever-larger numbers of people and more intimate information concerning their lives into national databases.”
Where’s the indignation among the citizenry? Fear of terrorists has conditioned us to ditch the Fourth Amendment.