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To: Nahanni
There are a number of issues with your post.

One company (Google) aided and abetted the travesty we are seeing in Egypt.

How? Twitter was supposedly the big means of getting the word out. Besides which, do you really expect anyone to believe that Google had agents "on the inside" helping to bring Egypt down? Obama and his buddies are far more culpable than the mere existence of technology. Should Twitter have shut down all communication lines in and around Egypt?

This company thinks nothing of cooperating with the Chinese government to suppress its people

You're referring here to Yahoo! and Microsoft. Google made a business decision to move into China to provide better services to the exploding Chinese IT market. They actually were pretty uncooperative with China's methods of doing business. For every 10 or so demands of censorship made on Google, they only implemented about 7. They kept trying to use their muscle as a big MNC to force Chinese officials to compromise. Yahoo! and MS censored anything and everything right away, no questions asked, even when it came to the truly Draconian measures China wanted implemented around the Olympics.

and is working with the Obama regime to do the same here.

Net neutrality is dead. They failed.

It should tell you something that the Europeans do not trust Google to protect its citizens privacy.

Privacy laws are completely different in Europe than they are in the U.S. In the U.S., your data belongs to the company you use it with. In Europe, the laws state that your data belongs to you at all times. Don't like it? Don't bitch about Google and Facebook, bitch at the lawmakers.

11 posted on 04/02/2012 10:30:50 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (If we had a President, he'd look like Newt.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Privacy laws are completely different in Europe than they are in the U.S. In the U.S., your data belongs to the company you use it with. In Europe, the laws state that your data belongs to you at all times. Don't like it? Don't bitch about Google and Facebook, bitch at the lawmakers.

Kind of ironic isn't it?

An artist writes some songs and makes an album. You "buy" the album but really never "own" it as you have only purchased the "rights" to it. Others retain actual ownership even though you might own the physical and electronic media where it's located. Now I myself create some intellectual property and send a copy to a buddy's GMail account and suddenly Google owns it? I'm thinking that the actual ownership trail of this has not been thoroughly tested in court yet.

14 posted on 04/03/2012 1:03:51 PM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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