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DAVIS: Google Is Creeping In On Americans’ Privacy

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30.07.2021

Forget your spouse, your best friend, or your mom: there’s a good chance that Google knows you best of all. They know your deepest, burning questions, or at least whatever you search for when you’re awake at 3 a.m. Google has the draft of that email you never sent to your ex. They know how many times you’ve had to reset the password to every account you have on the internet – and what you’ve changed it to. They know if you’re the type to arrive at the airport early or if you like to cut it close – because they can see the receipt from your rideshare drop off and what time your flight leaves. Google knows you can never remember how many ounces are in a cup or how to get to your in-laws’ house.

Most of that may seem pretty innocuous – until you realize that Google is constantly working to extend its reach into your life. Google makes money off advertising – over 80% of the revenue of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, comes from Google ads. In 2020, that equated to $147 billion. The further Google can creep into consumers’ lives and extract data, the bigger the payoff.

From across the political spectrum, the outcry over privacy concerns has been steadily increasing, but it hasn’t slowed Google from........

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