Whenever governments take control over an industry, it is not long before corruption overrides theory. If one wants to know if net neutrality will be good or bad for consumers, just look at the strongest advocates. Why do you think that Google, YouTube, Governor Jerry Brown, and the legislature of California are so fond of net neutrality?
Dragonfly, the search system, was designed to remove content that China’s authoritarian government views as sensitive, such as information about free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. Poulson also had concerns over the accessibility customer data to Chinese agencies that target political activists and journalists.
Rappoport shows that Google, Facebook, and YouTube are deeply influenced by government intelligence agencies. Facebook received $13-million in 2004 from Accel Partners, which is indirectly funded by the CIA and DARPA, a research division of the US military. Google works closely with the military-industrial complex.
Google stores your location if you open Google Maps, if you use Google’s weather app, and they also track your search history even if you are not looking for something that is related to a particular location. The last resort is to give up the convenience of a mobile phone. Something to think about.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has admonished Google and Twitter over anti-conservative censorship and called for a new search engine that doesn’t censor conservatives. Last week Google was called out after a search result showed the word “Nazism” under the California Republican Party’s ideology. Nunes also criticized Twitter for censoring the Drudge Report.