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Google is detailing a new data-sharing agreement with the US National Security Agency in order to better protect itself against apparent attacks from China. Back in 2006, Google claimed lots of positive press coverage for briefly resisting requests for its search data from the Department of Justice. The firm has generally …


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  1. nichomach
    Black Helicopters

    I see.

    And the attack on Google really truly came from China, did it? We are long past due a couple of Evil Larry/Sergey icons, you know.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    You Say That As if It's In the Past...

    If you recall from your very own reporting, the "Wireless Wiretapping Extravaganza" is not a one-time movie. It's a continuously-running soap opera.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Big Brother

    Soon to join the 'too big to fail' club...

    For those outside of the US, during the economic implosion, the US government bailed out banks and financial houses that they deemed were 'too big to fail' or rather that if these companies failed, it would have cause more chaos and panic in the world's economies.

    Google is definitely getting in bed with the US government, something El Reg has already noticed.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Add european data "sharing"

    and the NSA can correlate your flying trips and financial transactions with your porn searches. What was it again google and europe? first... do what again?

  5. Anonymous Coward

    More than meets the eye

    NSA has been tapping everything that passes through the US and the navy has subs to go underwater and can take the undersea cables and tap into them .. they know everything that

    passes throuhg.. Google is only another of the NSA toys .

    It's the same in Canada same in the UK . Provacy ? in their eyes you can shove your

    privacy where the sun dont shine. They got the power and dont care about civil law or liberties.

    You can complain all you want it's a fact of life. There is no , and never has been , true privacy on the net. Stop being naive thinking these privacy agreements are worth anything.

    They arent worth the paper thery're written on .. or bits ..

    Time for a serious evening of drinking :)

  6. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    MaJIC Wwwitchcraft ......... for Grateful Deadhead Virtual Terrain Team Players?*

    Gathering Information is Falling Off a Log Easy. Processing it into Future Intelligence for IT and Media Command and Control Use is Holy Grail Algorithm Territory for the Delivery of Sublime Guidance and Instruction to Massed Assemblies, and is QuITe A.N.Other Prior Art Wizardry and Sourcery.

    *And that Active Direct XSSXXXX Question to Mr Allan and Mr Allen, both of whom have been very quiet in ITs Fields.

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  8. Rodrigo Rollan

    I would have also called...

    Jack Bauer.....If someone knows what to do in these situations is him !

  9. Anonymous Coward


    ... doesn't exist anymore. It's obsolete. Get used to it!

    <paranoid ramblings>

    There is a US government agent reading your email at this very moment!.. As well as a handful of people working for the ISP's your mail happened to pass through on it's way to you.

    Why do you think they put cameras on everything from laptops to electronic toothbrushes? So that you can take pictures? No! So they can.

    Every Google search you make triggers alarms in the NSA offices, causing a team of their analysts to drop whatever they are doing and rushing over to take a look.

    And have you ever used Facebook? Yes? Your very soul now belongs to the NSA! (Or the CIA, for those of us outside the bright center of the universe.)

    ... Seriously. Read up on the founders of Facebook and you will see what I mean.

    Twitter? Forgetaboutit.

    The only way to stay private is to stay offline... on an island... inside a led-lined cell, welded shut.

    </paranoid ramblings>

    Privacy is obsolete.

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