Do you do searches on Google on subjects that you dare not even mention to your doctor, spouse, kids, minister, friends or the government? Are you concerned that the Google search you just did may be available to others?
Google, along with its new gadgets, Android mobile software, Google-apps and adwords (pay-per-click), is nearly cornering the market on searches and services provided to the consumers. And, millions of people do Google searches without batting an eye. However, that information, along with your IP address, becomes stored in Google headquarters for 18 months and are available to the government agencies, to begin with. As a matter of fact, Google’s background search information are subpoenaed in “thousands” of lawsuits, and in some cases, Google is compelled to oblige. So, do not be surprised if you do a Google search, and as a result, you are not able to board a plane, or your spouse uses the information is his/her divorce proceedings! Even more scarry, is the thought of this information becoming a commodity being bought and sold!
If you can stand the initial load-time and intermittent ads, this CNBC 43 min video documentary is a show-and-tell of what happens to your Google searches.