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We Americans love our freedom but we prize our privacy. We understand that a crucial part of our freedom IS our privacy, which allows us to think and decide and form our opinions without the intrusion of third parties. Google has now become a central part of our daily lives. We use their services to discover, to communicate, and to entertain ourselves. Because of this unique role that Google plays in the lives of so many, it has been able to attract substantial business from advertisers who covet the mass exposure to their products and services. Now, in order to keep their advertisers happy and to attract even more advertising business, they want to compromise the privacy of Google users. The promised benefits to consumers are paltry when compared to the advantages to advertisers and the benefits to Google's profits. Americans are inundated with commercial messages daily. But we can switch off or change the station on our radios and TVs. Not quite so easy to do when using email or researching on deadline or seeking an answer to what to do for our ailing pet at 2:30 in the morning. Who among us wants our online activities to generate increased and unsolicited intrusions on our privacy, as advertisers seek to improve sales over the last quarter? Google is wrong to trade our privacy for advertising dollars. Tell them we want our privacy back!
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