Thursday, January 26, 2012

Google Becoming the Matrix, the Evil Empire

I use Blogger, its easy and "free", free as long as you don't mind the evil empire integrating your every move.  

I appreciate any suggestions for other Blogging formats, as I will be migrating away from everything Google, annoying that we have to spend so much energy to prevent being drawn further into the matrix.

by Larry Geller (Disappeared News,

Google has redefined “privacy” as used in “privacy policy.” Basically, you hardly have any left.
Perhaps they should have published a “surveillance policy” today instead.
Google announced Tuesday its plans to integrate data from all its services with your profile for logged-in Google+ users. As usual, they sounded chipper about it: “We can provide reminders that you’re going to be late for a meeting based on your location, your calendar and an understanding of what the traffic is like that day.”
A bigger problem, as The Post’s Hayley Tsukayama pointed out, is that, for Android users, there’s never really an option to be logged out, so everything you do, Google can now track, from searches to direction requests to videos watched.

Google, what happened? You’re going from efficient to officious, from intuitive to invasive. You’re becoming an inept repeat of everything that bothers us enough when Facebook does it.
[Washington Post, Google’s no-opt-out privacy changes and the end of the anonymous Internet, 1/25/2012]
Opt out? I couldn’t find an opt-out. It says that if you use any Google service, you’re bound by the policy starting March 1.
Get used to it.

1 comment:

  1. Very Orwellian.

    I wonder what Firefox has for a "profiling" policy?


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