The Banality of Don't Be Evil

The section on "repressive autocracies" describes, disapprovingly, various repressive surveillance measures: legislation to insert back doors into software to enable spying on citizens, monitoring of social networks and the collection of intelligence on entire populations. All of these are already in widespread use in the United States. In fact, some of those measures -- like the push to require every social-network profile to be linked to a real name -- were spearheaded by Google itself.

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