KBD47 wrote,Though we have about beat the subject to death, I could not let this pass by:http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/5cw7FV/ww
I think 2012 must indeed be the year the world ends because I find myself agreeing with Miocrosoft. Heaven help us.
At the very top of the link which KBD47 provides we find this alleged Myth vs Fact posted:
Myth: In 2011, Google made $36 billion selling information about users like you. [Fairsearch]
Fact: Google does not sell, trade or rent personally identifiable user information. Advertisers can run ads on Google that are matched to search keywords, or use our services to show ads based on anonymous data, such as your location or the websites you’ve visited.
In response I submit to the readers this Google News Website http://news.google.com/
To the Right of that News Google Webpage visitors find YOUR STATE/LOCAL LOCATION and pertinent links to that States/Location news agencys, newspapers etc. Those sites certainly appear to PAY GOOGLE for referring visitors
to them, in turn visitors who pay to become subscribers or other services also appear to PAY GOOGLE a referral fee
. It appears entirely obvious Google Sells and Trades personally identifiable user information based on this simple to verify glance.
Please remember KBD47, Google won't roll out all of it's new policy changes supposedly until MARCH 2012 that's still another 30 days from now and many Internet Users won't even see all of those creepy cross platform inclusive Google following actions until then.
Many major Internet Service Providers have already behind the scenes made significant privacy invasive changes regarding visitors to their websites and linked collective web of advertisers and services. While some of this could be seen as the result of a distinct chilling factor resulting from high level US Department of Justice (DOJ) cases regarding Piracy and National Security issues, it could certainly in MY OPINION be viewed as a nationally orchestrated agenda behind the scenes dictated by the US DOJ, US Pentagon which appears parallel to the actions of a police state.
Several in this thread have commented they are entirely comfortable with Google and Other Corporate,Private or US DOJ agency's following their every action from cradle to grave 24/7. While I seriously question their honesty in such a notion, that is their life and view on the subject and issues presented in this thread.
I also seriously question the end-use ethics behind the collection of US and Global citizens Internet searches, Websites visited, Emails, Text messages, GPS locations, Chatroom transcripts, Documents, Files read and downloaded ALL under the warrant-less guise of being friendly or not intended to bring me or a loved one harm. Such isn't being paranoid, it is being mature and fully cognicent of living and surviving in a police state. Internet users have had FBI and other agencys falsely raid their homes without any warning over a hacked IP address or hacked WIFI connection. However the major question is the end-use ethics employed by anyone obtaining all that information about YOU.A Dangerous Parallel
During the horrific period of US prohibition of Alcohol,Italian and Jewish Mafia's grew in influence and wealth Thousands Fold and had tens of thousands of law enforcement,judges and political leaders in their pockets. What their paid employees in State,Federal xyz knew was either immediately passed on or if a gang made a custom inquiry to one or more of their paid employees in those agencys, departments they would collect that information using all of their resources in that agency, department and pass that back to that organised criminal organisation.
Prohibition also fostered corruption and contempt for law and law enforcement among large segments of the population. Harry Daughtery, attorney general under Warren Harding, accepted bribes from bootleggers. George Remus, a Cincinnati bootlegger, had a thousand salesmen on his payroll, many of them police officers. He estimated that half his receipts went as bribes. Al Capone's Chicago organization reportedly took in $60 million in 1927 and had half the city's police on its payroll.
Prohibition (of Alcohol then [1920-30] as 'illegal' drugs now) was supposed to lower crime and corruption, reduce social problems, lower taxes needed to support prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America. Instead, Alcohol became more dangerous to consume; organised crime blossomed; courts and prisons systems became overloaded; and endemic corruption of police and public officials occurred.
During Prohibition,Jewish gangsters became major operatives in the American underworld and played prominent roles in the distribution of illegal alcohol and the spread of organised crime throughout the United States. At the time, Jewish gangs operated primarily in America's largest cities, including Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Newark, New York City, and Philadelphia. Numerous bootlegging gangs such as the Bug and Meyer Mob headed by Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel and Abe Bernstein's Purple Gang  would see the rise of Jewish-American organized crime to its height. Other mobsters included Dutch Schultz, Moe Dalitz, Charles "King" Solomon and Abner "Longy" Zwillman became wealthy during Prohibition.
NOW, it appears the Mexican Drug Cartels are doing the same as the aforementioned criminal organisations had previously during the Alcohol prohibition era with police,agents,border guards etc. on their payrolls. If those law enforcement individuals or agents can access all of YOUR personal 24/7 information as outlined above, it is entirely likely a Mexican Drug Cartel could also via their State,Federal xyz pay-rolled employees.
 Digital history of prohibition http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=441
 History of Prohibition http://cocktails.about.com/od/history/a/prohibition_3.htm
 US Prohibition of Alcohol http://www.1920-30.com/prohibition/
 Jewish-American Organized Crime http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish-American_organized_crime#Prohibition
 Kavieff, Paul R. (2000). The Purple Gang: Organized Crime in Detroit, 1910-1945. New York: Barricade
 Leaked document reveals US ambassador's concern over Israeli crime families http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3992938,00.html
 Mexican Drug Cartels, U.S. Corruption http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2010/09/mexican-drug-cartels-us-corruption.html
 Mexico fires thousands of police to combat corruption http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/08/30/us-mexico-drugs-police-idUSTRE67T52D20100830
 How Chapo Used US Agencies to Fight Rival Cartels http://insightcrime.org/insight-latest-news/item/2152-how-chapo-used-us-agencies-to-fight-rival-cartels