Why Google Won’t Protect You From Big Brother

In this talk from the TEDx San Jose conference, security and privacy researcher Chris Soghoian explains the way that surveillance works these days, why it’s so easy for law enforcement to watch private citizens and why companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and others won’t protect their users from this surveillance.

In this talk from the TEDx San Jose conference, security and privacy researcher Chris Soghoian explains the way that surveillance works these days, why it’s so easy for law enforcement to watch private citizens and why companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and others won’t protect their users from this surveillance.

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Discussion

  • Title on

    Your title sucks. If you watch the video it should read why no provider of web or phone service will protect you. And then maybe even throw Google and Twitter a bone for notifying you before they provide the info mandated to them through court order. Much unlike most other providers.

    /me shakinmyeyes@u

  • Alex Burke on

    A year or so ago, no less an authority than Julian Assange called Facebook "the most diabolical spying machine ever invented." What more could a spy service want than a list of your associates and regular updates on your activities, moods, and whereabouts? I decided he was right and got off Facebook!

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