Google (GOOG) is overhauling the way it treats user data, linking information across its array...


Google (GOOG) is overhauling the way it treats user data, linking information across its array of email, video and social-networking services so that information gathered in one place can be used in another. The changes could bring the ire of privacy critics because of the sheer volume of information collected — including your location, list of contacts and email contents.

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  • Morg
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    I admit I was a little creeped out when I realized my new nexus phone was showing the most recent searches that I had done on my office computer.

     

    Now that I have gotten used to it, it is kind nice.
    24 Jan 2012, 07:15 PM Reply Like
  • Native Texan
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    Here's the solution: Don't use Google products! Besides, they're big Obama / DNC supporters anyway.
    24 Jan 2012, 07:20 PM Reply Like
  • The Geoffster
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    Your privacy is a quaint concept that exists only in the eyes of certain Constitutional scholars. It doesn't really exist in the Constitution either. Hell, for that matter, the Constitution doesn't exist any more. I figure the NSA knows everything about everybody, but most people lead such boring lives, they have nothing to worry about. I got patted down by the TSA the other day and the dude didn't even touch my stuff. It won't be long now before pat downs are routine before you enter the mall or go to the movies.Don't worry, they're not really looking for anything, they just want you to know they're there. Have you paid your taxes yet?
    24 Jan 2012, 07:46 PM Reply Like
  • mitrado
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    Well, Internet was built following a Communist model... information is supposed to be shared. It still works mostly like that. Capitalists hate it... but that's the way it's supposed to be.

     

    I hope money and greed don't ruin this model! :-P

     

    If you don't like this model, you can always stop using it... or you can even build your own CapitInternet, which would work under a private, closed & capitalist model! No one is preventing anyone from doing this. Is it? It's a free world, at least Online! (So far...)
    25 Jan 2012, 04:16 AM Reply Like
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