We are in the middle of this investigation of whether the FBI and DOJ were spying on the Trump campaign in 2016. This is a scary thought that our government may have spied on a political campaign. This is America!!! What if I told you I have a list of everything you viewed or clicked on while surfing the web, every app you’ve ever launched or used and when you did it, every website you’ve ever visited and what time you did it at, and every app you’ve ever installed or searched for.
Would it be even more scary if I told you I have every image you’ve searched for and saved, every location you’ve ever searched for or clicked on, every news article you’ve ever searched for or read, and every single Google search you’ve made since 2009. And then finally, every YouTube video you’ve ever searched for or viewed, since 2008.
Oh, and by the way, I would like to put cameras/microphones in your home and location trackers on you and your family. Would you let me? Actually, I don’t have to do these thing because you just went ahead and did it yourself because you wanted to watch cute dog videos.
This is crazy…isn’t it? Not really.
There’s a great article by Dylan Curran on The Guardian website you must read that covers all the information Google and Facebook have on all of us who spend time on the internet. All the things you just read about above…..came from Dylan’s article and he’s done quite a bit of research. It’s scary stuff!! It also brings home why internet security is so important. Read the article and then imagine a stranger (or your ex) getting access to your Google account and she/he can look up your location and your web surfing habits for the last 10 years.