Former Agent Says Google and CIA in Partnership
October 31, 2006 5:00 PM
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Could Google be a spook?
Is Google's quest to manage the world's information leading straight to the CIA?
Former CIA clandestine case officer Robert David Steele made some very hot comments on his appearance on the
radio show. Steele cites his contacts within the agency with the information that Google and the CIA are involved with one another.
Steele said, "I think that Google has made a very important strategic mistake in dealing with the secret elements of the U.S. government - that is a huge mistake and I’m hoping they’ll work their way out of it and basically cut that relationship off."
In reference to Google's
fight against the U.S. Department of Justice
for the privacy of its users, Steele claims that it was an elaborate charade intended for the public eye.
"Google was a little hypocritical when they were refusing to honor a Department of Justice request for information because they were heavily in bed with the Central Intelligence Agency, the office of research and development," concluded Steele.
From reports, Steele did not bring evidence to light in order to back up his claims, and neither Google nor the CIA are yet commenting on the matter.
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RE: Who cares?
11/1/2006 12:33:51 PM
I think this is where the confusion comes in for most people. They think that because they are most often inside their home when they are on the internet that what they're doing is private. But you have to realize that the internet, although virtual, is a public place and you have no expectation of privacy when you're in a public place.
As I said above, unless the website you're using requires a log-in and uses HTTPS then you have no expectation of privacy.
RE: Who cares?
11/2/2006 1:16:31 AM
I see you don't mention privacy statements made on sites, how about expecting them to honor that?
And now about you stand on the street talking to a friend and a third person comes stand next to you and takes notes? would you not expect people to not do that? even in a public place.
And how about international agreements regarding privacy?
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