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The ACLU and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are fearful that Google Books could be used by employers and the government to track citizens.  (Source: Flickr)
Groups fear discrimination based on what people read

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RE: But...
By MrDiSante on 7/27/2009 6:45:56 PM , Rating: 2
No, no they don't. Encrypted connections were invented specifically to prevent third parties from listening in on your communications, and they work pretty well. If you don't want the government or anyone else to know what sites you're visiting then use proxies and in particular onion proxies. The more you know and the less FUD you spread!

RE: But...
By RandallMoore on 7/27/2009 7:10:28 PM , Rating: 3
That response made me literally laugh out loud...

Go do a public survey and ask how many people use an encrypted randomized proxy to surf the net. Probably about 95% will respond with, "what's a proxy?".

I'm not spreading FUD, I'm just pointing out to people that don't realize the power that our government holds. Are their ways to have 100% secure communications? Absolutely not. From a security specialist standpoint, that will never happen.

However, informing others that the US government has the very real ability to track almost every single movement on the internet is not spreading FUD.

RE: But...
By maxcue on 7/27/2009 8:49:28 PM , Rating: 2
Most people haven't even heard of Project Echelon, and that's been listening for keywords on all email and phone calls and who knows what else for decades...

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