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Google scruples

What is Google? Google is a behemoth. Google is now more than an internet search engine and Google is the perfect example of how a happy-go-lucky corporation with a playful logo which is seen by human retinas just under six billion times each day. But Google is also a partner with the US Department of State, has recruited people who have later on or before their employment with the American multinational have worked with the extremely powerful National Security Agency and then Department of Intelligence too.

These hand-in-glove disclosures have come from no one else than Julian Assange, the exiled Wikileaks head who has had some very stringent and personal brushes with how it conducts its business. Assange further implicates Eric Schmidt as it was under his tenure as CEO that Google connived with some of the shadiest of US power structures and grew into the superfluous mega-corporation which it now is.

Having been funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and also the NSA, how exactly is Google going to justify its declared corporate mission to collect and organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful is something which should be eagerly looked out for. It is understood that Google may not want to take any questions as to why in 2004, after taking over Keyhole, a mapping tech start-up co-founded by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and the CIA it came up with Google Maps? The attempt was surreptitious indeed and what looked to the rest of the world as a great service to humanity was actually a means to enter the bedrooms and ascertain as to what every individual under scanner did at every point of time.

Whether or not United States needs to be blamed for the humongous corporation that Google has become, Julian Assange must be given his due for writing a mammoth piece unveiling the dirty past that Google seems too proud to showcase. Thanks to Google and the US government’s nexus, Silicon Valley may soon become the information repertoire putting at stake every country in the world including the US itself. Watchout.
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