Government Internet Surveillance Rising

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•46 Nov 14, 2012

Nearly doubling the figure from three years ago, the world’s governments requested access to Google’s private data almost 21,000 times during the first half of 2012, with the United States making the most demands. What do you think?

  • “If the U.S. government wants to see how much I Google ‘America U.S.A. Excellent,’ then that’s fine by me.”

    Alton Gough –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I didn’t realize we were allowed to do that. I’ll take my ex’s new address, please.”

    Cedric Itzhak –
    Refinery Supervisor

  • “That’s why I always tack on ‘just kidding’ after any search for illegal stuff.”

    Vanessa Lopez –
    Hot Roll Laminator