Fasten your seat belts – Google is about to make it much easier for politicians and bureaucrats to hide their corrupt ways from the public.
As reported by LifeZette, a new Google feature called “expiring email” will make it so that government officials will be able to make important evidence simply disappear on command, almost as if the information never existed in the first place.
“If emails disappear, all kinds of stakeholder, ownership, accountability and public records destruction issues are paramount,” explained Adam Andrzejewski, founder of the Illinois-based nonprofit organization Open The Books, which seeks to make public “every dime taxed and spent” by officials at all levels of government. “Bad actors in government always have a lot to hide,” he added. “The new technologies give them a powerful tool to seemingly, if not unlawfully, take their public actions ‘off the grid.’”
Google product manager Matthew Izatt described the new features in a blog post late last month: “Finally, a new confidential mode allows you to remove the option to forward, copy, download or print messages – useful for when you have to send sensitive information via email like a tax return or your social security number.” Izatt added that this new feature also allows users to “make a message expire after a set period of time to help you stay in control of your information.”
For obvious reasons, many politicians and government officials likely look at this new Google feature and see nothing but a piece of technology they can use to cover up the corrupt acts that they commit behind the scenes. It’s hard to believe that we could one day live in a country where there is even less justice and accountability for government bureaucrats than there already is, but it appears as though Google is going to make it happen.
Intentionally hiding unlawful and unethical acts from the American public is something that is starting to become all too common in the United States. As most people probably still remember, just two months before the 2016 presidential election, Fox News published a bombshell story about how a Clinton aide intentionally destroyed Hillary Clinton’s old mobile devices in order to prevent information from making its way into the public arena.
Specifically, the FBI stated in a report that Bill Clinton aide Justin Cooper, on two separate occasions, destroyed Clinton’s old cellphones with a hammer. In total, Clinton had 13 mobile devices that she was presumably using to access emails via her private server based out of her home in Chappaqua, New York. This revelation confirmed that of those 13 mobile phones, at least two of them were intentionally destroyed. (Related: The civil war officially begins when Hillary Clinton gets indicted – you have been warned.)
Even more information that Hillary Clinton attempted to hide from the public was revealed back in September of 2017. The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch identified and shared roughly 1,600 emails that Clinton and her team failed to turn over from her private server, despite telling the American people that they have been as cooperative as possible with the FBI. The emails contained even more examples of the Clinton Foundation requesting and receiving favors during Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State under former president Barack Obama. (Related: Damning text messages have surfaced that name Barack Obama in the corrupt exoneration of Hillary Clinton and her illegal email server.)
At the time, many people saw this revelation of yet another example of just how corrupt Hillary Clinton and her ilk really are. As a country, we should be doing everything in our power to distance ourselves from institutionalized corruption, but thanks to Google and similar technology, it appears as though we have just taken one giant step in the wrong direction.
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