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School of Internet Marketing Instructor on Edward Snowden and NSA Internet Privacy

  (July 06, 2013)
School of Internet Marketing Instructor on Edward Snowden and NSA Internet Privacy

Jersey City, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 06, 2013

Earlier in June, news reports indicated that the U.S. government had acquired the phone records of millions of Americans from Verizon. This fueled the debate on internet privacy for citizens and what information the government should access. School of Internet Marketing Professor and President of Halyard Consulting, Jonathan Halyard, discussed this issue in a recent podcast.

"When Google was founded, their one big motto was Do No Evil, and now they're almost forced they actually are forced to do evil." Jonathan Goodman

The issue is not only that this data is being handed over to the government, but that American citizens are not being told what information is being relinquished. The compiling of information on private citizens is being done under the guise of national safety. However, the American public has no idea what information is being shared or how deep that information goes. Goodman goes on to say that citizens also don't know who that data is being shared with. Do specific political parties or other special groups have access to private information about people's associations?

Goodman questions if we are truly safer now that the government has almost complete access to all our private data. The concern that many average citizens have is of where the monitoring and tracking ends and what other repercussions it will have. If the goal is to make society feel safe, it appears that the battle may already be lost.

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About The School of Internet Marketing

The School of Internet Marketing allows business owners to take control of their web presence in order to develop new leads and customers for just $47 per month. The School works to empower business owners with the understanding that a little education can go a long way. It offers a variety of 100% web-based courses for small business owners wanting to learn how to market their business online. Visit to learn more.

About Jonathan Goodman

Jonathan Goodman is a professor at The School of Internet Marketing and the President of Halyard Consulting. He started his career over 20 years ago at the dawn of the Internet age producing websites for Fortune 500 companies. He holds an MBA, an MS, and a BFA. Halyard Consulting is an Internet marketing firm, exclusively focused on WordPress development and search optimization. Jonathan is also the author of the well-received book The World of Internet Marketing and has a weekly podcast by the same name.


James Martell, VP Business Development
Clearbrook Web Services, Inc./ The School of Internet Marketing
Phone: (604) 535-6352
Email: james(at)theschoolofinternetmarketing(dot)com

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