Funny you should ask that.. Because as Moderator, I often have to cruise to VERY VERY questionable websites that I would never visit on my own. These include neo-nazi sites, Hezbollah controllled sites, sites relating to child abuse and porn and every manner of conspiracy and anarchy BullCrap.. I've acknowledged my experience with govt surveillance agencies in this thread. That's enough to catch me up on certain database search queries. I don't mind that Google and Amazon know EVERYTHING about what buy on-line and target every ad on my USMB pages towards my previous i-net shopping history. But I DO mind having the government sketch a rather complete profile of my contacts, my finances, my organizational affiliations, and my political activity. I MIND that they know if I am an activist or a volunteer for certain orgs and causes. Because Google can't limit my freedom by invading my privacy. They can't refer me to the IRS or the ATF and they don't have guns, and jails and drones with missiles.. But the GOVERNMENT can. And it has been INCREASINGLY caught doing just that. Referring folks applying for a simple tax form to other agencies for investigation and harassment. I watch the pols on TV saying that they were fooled by the extra-legal interpretations of the Patriotic Act and that they will fix it so it can't be abused anymore. But it HAS been abused and violated. And only fools would trust them to fix it when they don't stand a chance of understanding how easy it is to get around their Lazy-Ass "oversight" and fixes..