What happened?

Twenty-five year ago I tried to encrypt my email. It didn t work. My recipients laughed and ignored my emails. Twenty-five years ago I cautioned my sons “be careful what you post on the Internet, it is forever long after the initial context is gone. They laughted.¬†A couple of days ago I posted a relatively passive commentary about the tax bill. I received a response that I thought was lucid and insightful. I asked the respondent if I could post their response without attribution. The answer was no. What was shocking was the why.¬†Paraphrasing “I am unwilling to expose myself to the hateful attacks of the left to include physical danger to myself and my family.” What saddened me was that I could not disagree.Paranoia? I thought about this and the results were frightening. It was already all over. Google had read the text of his email – as they do to every email to a gmail account. Somewhere without any privacy regulation his political views were available to Google s AI. And Googles e