Well Hoover kept the FBI going long & strong because he had the files....................... on every oneSo' its all about sealing and stealing here..lol
You ask me google was designed to steal/spy on us from the very start, funny how they're so cozy with gov if you look deep into them. Nothing new here though, its been known for decades now. Snowden said our privacy was gone long long ago as It no longer matters what program you have on any pc/phone to block everything the laws dictate certain corps will always have backdoor access through all programs/apps firewalls anyway so don't even bother using one. Big corps big money always win out!
We think it is only nasty communist countries who spy on their population , but they all do it.
I had a special branch file which originally started because I refused a scholarship to an elite ( read very expensive ) private school when I was 12 .
Bad enough being in the "poor boys group' at a public school let alone being the poor boy charity at a rich kids school.
When they disbanded special branch the files were thrown open so joe public could see if they had one & what it said.
Mine went from age 12 to age 22 and I was obviously followed 24/7, hundreds of photos of me everywhere.
Pickies of me with the church, riding with the bikies, at work , at college ,at parties in the early hours of the morning ., even naughty ones of me in tail light alley.
Then there were references to more files that were generated about every one who I was ever seen with , thousands of them
Apparently hanging around with bikies was ok but "associates with known homosexuals" was a breech of national security
However now days, google me and there is nothing .
Google my various avitars and there is miles of stuff but none link directly to me
Even the listing of my business in Dunn & Broadstreet's business registrar is both wrong & has my name wrong .
And I like it that way .