Top 10 Nations that spy on their citizen using Google.

Standing to the Google Transparency Report, several countries governments are asking Google about Google User data and searches. Which is creepy.

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Courtesy of http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=46&contentid=7605&page=2

At this link, you will find interesting news about the global volume of requests received by Google about user data an user searches  https://www.google.com/transparencyreport/userdatarequests/. Ok it is creepy, but is creepier to see what your country does, because i bet that you like me, are thinking that your country is not so interested in Google accounts, but, just take a look here, pick your country and see what your government does, how high is the volume of the requests.

Top 10 Spying Countries

Country
User Data Requests
Percentage of requests where some data produced Users/Accounts Specified
Total > 21389 66% > 33634
8,438
88%
14,791
2,431
66%
4,106
1,693
44%
2,063
1,550
42%
1,944
1,458
70%
1,918
1,211
66%
2,526
846
34%
1,051
584
65%
711
447
49%
665
409
17%
500

And here you are: (You can consult yourself the global page here). Please note that the column “PERCENTAGE OF REQUESTS WHERE SOME DATA PRODUCED” basically means the number of time that the person or search they were looking for has had a positive match. Instead the column “USERS/ACCOUNTS SPECIFIED” contains the number of requests made on specific google accounts, basically G+ username or email address. Ok, all these people here, are probably connected with some crime or inquire, but should they be notified? Let me/us know what you think.

 

So, what’s next?

Some of us just don’t care about this, others will probably take some countermeasure. And as a final consideration, Google services are good for companies, maybe the private people should think about smaller solution, although having youtube, gmail, calendar, drive etc with the same account is very convenient and attractive.

You choose!

Have a nice weekend.

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Author: Giuseppe Urso

Giuseppe lives in Haarlem now with his shiny dog, Filippa In 1982 received his first home computer, a Commodore 64, followed by Datasette and a 1541 Floppy Disk Drive. In 1999 he installed his first Linux distro (LRH6). In 2006 he switched to Debian as favourite OS. Giuseppe Urso actively sustains the Free Software Fundation and his founder Richard Mattew Stallman, he speaks to people trying to convince them to join the fight now, and about how important is to use Free Software only. He has a job as Infra Specialist at Hippo Enterprise Java Cms an Open Source Enterprise class Content Management System, one of the coolest company ever, in Amsterdam. He's always ready to install Debian on other people computers for free.

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