"So What"

“So What”

Government Surveillance and Google can be important to many different types of people, anyone who uses the Internet as posts information on it. But my targeted audience for my research is Internet users between the ages of 18 and 25. I chose these ages because I would think that this is the age that would post information on the Internet. My research is important to this age group for many reasons. In my research, I found out that the Government can request any user information that they want. Click Here This past year they requested 21,398 user data information. This is important to the internet users because they do not want to post false information about themselves, or any kind of information that is going to get them in trouble. Another reason why my research is important to them is because another thing I found out in my research is the Government can also change, manipulate, or request information to be taken down if they do not want the public to know about it. I think that this is important to this age because if you are going to be using the internet for information or posting information about yourself then you should have the right to know the full truth of every story, and you might not be able to get that on the internet because of information because manipulated or removed. Click Here
Government surveillance can affect Google users in a negative way if they are not careful about the content that they post. Google users and internet users need to be certain that the information that they post is not only accurate about themselves but appropriate for the public. Government agencies are watching what people are doing as told in this article “Government Surveillance of Google Rising” Click Here which says “Government surveillance of online activity is increasing at a rapid rate, Google said in its Transparency Report, with the U.S. government leading the way by asking for data details 7,969 times in the first half of 2012.” It is important to understand that anything you do on the Internet with Google can be accessed like your email. Sending information about yourself to others through email, pictures, or personal or private information can be looked at. Click Here Also talked about in CNN’s article is that many people do not know that Google stores large amounts of data and personal information about its users for email, Google drive accounts and they also have the IP addresses which shows the location. In conclusion it is important for users to understand what the Government has access to and that all information you post or send is not anything that can get you in trouble or suspected of anything.

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