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Furthermore, the Chromebook is everything a government watchman could want—even without Google Apps data and Gmail, it could give those with network monitoring capabilities a way to pinpoint the location of a credential-holder via 4G wireless (thanks, Verizon).

If recent revelations from Brazil are correct, Chromebook plus a government-forged Google certificate equals a man-in-the-middle attackagainst the SSL security of Google’s services—and a way for the government to read all of your e-mails and documents as they pass back and forth through an Internet chokepoint to and from your browser.

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