This news comes from across the pond—but if it is happening in the UK why would it not be happening in the US of A?
The accusations are that Google deliberately harvested private data on British citizens for years. According to the report, they downloaded photographs and emails, documents, and messages. The Street View cars collected as they drove.
A private company spying. Interesting. Because if you paint the picture just a little differently, it could mean even war! Think if foreign spies for another nation were driving around America stealing your data? Imagine if, say, North Korea had cars to do it. Or maybe a Chinese car.. with the Chinese flag. Driving around and spying on you!
It would mean war. The government would condemn. The media would go headline-crazy.
But in this situation, when a private company did it, everyone is silent.
The noise of crickets in the vast wilderness of the online world.. well, that noise today is deafening. The international media is the only place to turn to find out just what exactly Google has been doing.
Just Google it.