Ask what happens to Chinese people who search the wrong thing? What happen to them, their families? Who gives China government the information? In exchange for what?
“If you do use Google products, they try to track even more. In addition to tracking everything you’ve ever searched for on Google (e.g. “weird rash”), Google also tracks every video you’ve ever watched on YouTube. Many people actually don’t know that Google owns YouTube; now you know.
And if you use Android (yeah, Google owns that too), then Google is also usually tracking:
- Every place you’ve been via Google Location Services.
- How often you use your apps, when you use them, where you use them, and who you use them to interact with. (This is just excessive by any measure.)
- All of your text messages, which unlike on iOS, are not encrypted by default.
- Your photos (even in some cases the ones you’ve deleted).
If you use Gmail, they of course also have all your emails. If you use Google Calendar, they know all your schedule. There’s a pattern here: For all Google products (Hangouts, Music, Drive, etc.), you can expect the same level of tracking; that is, pretty much anything they can track, they will.”