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Why do we prefer Google to bankers?

The less we know, the less we care

The debate sparked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has partly prompted the drafting of this bill. © Vincent Yu/AP/Press Association Images

Banks and governments are huge enterprises with vested interests that do not always coincide with the interests of the individuals involved with them. That is true of Google and Facebook, too. Yet people complain a lot about the two former and relatively little about the two latter. Why?

Consider Google. It watches you; it monitors the sites you land on not…

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