I”m endlessly fascinated with how much people trust Google and other web services with their personal information.
Given that the vast majority of google users don”t opt-out of the recording of their web history, and that the Justice department in the USA has subpoenaed millions of search results from Americans, I find the following Google search autocomplete endlessly fascinating.
In each of these queries, the bare intention of the typer is so obvious to a 3rd-party reader.
It”s ironic that, by even typing the above queries into the search box, these users put themselves at risk of being caught (read: the exact opposite of getting away with their various indiscretions/vices). Whether search history is made available to a snooping spouse via a guessed password, or it is made available via subpoena from a federal, state, or local government, that information is in most cases available. It”s alarming how few people know their actions on the web are, in fact, actually trace-able back to them.
Think before you type.