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Is Google Big Brother?

Like many of you, has become my first and often last resort in searching the Web. And I rely upon its keen eye for how pages interlink. But there are those who look behind Google's shiny exterior and see some not-so-nice goings on. Google Watch, which has kept a particularly close eye on the uber engine, has recently gone so far as to nominate Google for Privacy International's Big Brother 2003 Award. It may sound ludicrous at first, but if you read Google Watch's reasoning, you'll see an interesting argument against Google's privacy policies and security measures.