The author of SEARCH & DESTROY: Why You Can’t Trust Google Inc., Scott Cleland, wasn’t surprised by the article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reporting that Google has been “bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.'s Web browser on their iPhones and computers.” Cleland has long argued that Google is a serial violator of privacy rights, property rights, and laws.
“Researchers found that Google Android tracks each user’s location thousands of times over the course of a day. Google Street View cars listened to and recorded data from wireless networks in users’ homes. And Google paid a $500 million fine for accepting illegal ads from Canadian pharmacies,” said Cleland. “These are just a few examples of how Google tracks, profiles, and manipulates users,” he added.
SEARCH & DESTROY is an investigative book containing over 700 references (including court documents) and more than 150 verbatim quotes from Google executives. The hardcover book is in stock and retails for $28.95. E-book versions are available for most popular e-book readers. For more information visit www.SearchandDestroyBook.com.