Google Engineers Quit After Secretive China Project Links Phone Number To Searches

“Well well well, is looks like Li searched for “China is a crony capitalist state.” Thanks to Google we know right where to find him. Thanks.”

(From Zerohedge)

“This is very problematic from a privacy point of view, because it would allow far more detailed tracking and profiling of people’s behavior,” says Human Rights Watch senior internet research Cynthia Wong. “Linking searches to a phone number would make it much harder for people to avoid the kind of overreaching government surveillance that is pervasive in China.”

Well, Ms. Wong we know that’s the point. And here in this country there are people who think this a keen idea too.

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