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Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Blob That Ate The World

..........The BLOBGOOGLE...................................

http://www.motherjones.com/mojoblog/archives/2007/05/
4534_google_trying_t.html (url had to be divided as it extended into sidebar space and pushed sidebar material to the bottom)

Google Trying to Get Bigger -- and More Evil?
When Google announced a $3.1 billion acquisition of online advertising company DoubleClick, European Union officials and internet privacy advocates warned that the massive trove of information Google has on virtually every internet user just got bigger.

Count Mother Jones amongst the concerned parties. In 2006, we ran a feature called "Is Google Evil?" that looked into the myraid different ways Google collects information on you -- and the ways it coughs up that information to snooping governments. Should you be concerned? Well, Google's famous founding duo certainly seems to be:
Google Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the two former Stanford geeks who founded the company that has become synonymous with Internet searching, and you’ll find more than a million entries each. But amid the inevitable dump of press clippings, corporate bios, and conference appearances, there’s very little about Page’s and Brin’s personal lives; it’s as if the pair had known all along that Google would change the way we acquire information, and had carefully insulated their lives—putting their homes under other people’s names, choosing unlisted numbers, abstaining from posting anything personal on web pages.

Hmmm. Read the feature here.
Posted by Jonathan Stein on 05/30/07 at 6:24 AM E-mail Print Digg de.licio.us Reddit Newsvine Yahoo! MyWeb StumbleUpon Netscape Google
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[WA: I recommend clicking on the link above for the article on Google and your (lack of) privacy.]
COMMENTS:

The Future Was Yesterday said...
From the second I turn the power switch on, until I see the screen go black, and hear the HD's wind down, I assume there is no such thing as privacy on here.Google would seem to be doing very little to dispel that belief..(:
Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:56:00 PM
betmo said...
i am continuing my sigh here.
Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:46:00 PM

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