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Google to Help the CIA Spy

Google is helping the CIA get its blog on. The internet search engine giant will supply the technology for a Wikipedia-style intelligence site: Intellipedia.

Agents will post information about targets on a secure internal forum where they can read, edit, and tag their own content, as well as the content of other spies. There will be three levels of access: top secret, secret and sensitive, and sensitive but unclassified.

This is just one of the many lucrative contracts secured by Google's "Federal Government Sales Team." It is reassuring that the government is willing to look to the private sector for innovative national security technology.

But, does it make you at all nervous that Google, a company with unimaginable access to information about private citizens, is getting nice and cozy with the federal government?


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terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I'm scared.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
It doesn't bother me much. As someone's pointed out already, it's not as if the government couldn't get a hold of every single thing we all do online anyway, and I doubt that Google's interested in anything more nefarious than cashing the check from that government contract.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Nope not worried at all because I'm sure Google doesn't want to get cozy with a class action law suite for invasion of privacy for one. Two their powers that be are liberals they would have to be held at gun point to get too cozy with the CIA.
brookrene brookrene 9 years
Doesn't make me nervous at all. If this means a safer America, thats fine. I'm not hiding anything. :)
LibertySugar LibertySugar 9 years
Hey! "Secret and Sensitive" is one level. Sorry about that rogue comma!
TuesdaySurprise TuesdaySurprise 9 years
"There will be three levels of access: top secret, secret, and sensitive, and sensitive but unclassified." I count 4, not 3.
calliope calliope 9 years
It makes sense for the government to want an easy and accessible way for the CIA to share information. I believe the government could find out anything they wanted to know about the private sector either way. The Google search engine is accessible to anyone, government agent or not, so if you have incriminating information on the internet about yourself, your privacy is compromised regardless.
stephley stephley 9 years
I feel like we should be afraid, but that it's probably way too late. Banks and credit cards have been tracking our spending, buying and travel habits for years; our social security numbers are in so many data bases that we have no real secrets.
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