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#26 2010-06-28 20:42:53

winotree
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Re: On a more sinister note: Are you afraid of Google?

Because they can?

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#27 2010-06-28 20:58:01

Tunafish
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#28 2010-06-28 21:08:12

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#29 2010-06-28 21:32:49

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#30 2010-06-28 21:42:48

winotree
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#31 2010-06-28 22:04:48

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Re: On a more sinister note: Are you afraid of Google?

It's impossible for me to seem unbiased on this as I have a Google phone and I use the Google and it's services quite a bit, but here goes.

This is the internet. If you want to be anonymous on the internet then good luck. It's a brave new world. Has anyone here ever seen those banners people put in their signatures that show you your IP, OS and what web browser you're using? That's kind of scary to me. Google knowing what I'm into isn't so scary. As a company I trust them and coming from me that says a lot. I'm the type of person that never trusts anything that is larger than I am. Corporate, Government, Religion; all of these are large entities that I have no trust for what so ever. The problem with these entities is that they are ultimately controlled by man and every man has an agenda and frequently those agendas only benefit one person. The guy in charge and his interests.

There is a lot of evil in the world. Companies like Wal-Mart, Bank of America and others taking out life insurance policies on there employees hoping they die, so they can add a few shillings to their coffers at years end. Let's also not forget BP's "little people" speech and the fact that little if any assistance has been given to the people of Alaska since the Exxon Valdez oil spill. So, before you decide that just one entity is evil ask yourself the questions I always ask myself, "Do any of these people actually care about me? Do they care if I live or die? Succeed or fail? Do they care if I approve of their practices?"

I base my trust for Google on the fact that they treat there employees well, sponsor open source projects and seem to actually care about the world around them and how they impact it. In the video it talked about some class action lawsuits. While it vaguely touched on them, does everyone understand that in a class action lawsuit there is only one winner? The lawyer/ firm in charge of the lawsuit. I've seen too many class action lawsuits that never benefited anyone except the lawyer. This isn't Bobby Joe Kramer standing up and saying "Google ruined my life and now I want paid for my pain and suffering." I agree with people who say if you're ashamed of it don't do it. If you're doing something that you think is so vile that you need to hide it away then you probably shouldn't be doing it. Wouldn't it be nice if even the evil doers couldn't hide. Isn't that what's happening? Google not keeping it's owns actions private now serving as fodder for this conversation?

With anything you can spin it to seem however you want with misinformation, propaganda and sensationalism. So, who is the evil party here? Has anyone felt the direct effects of Google's new world order? Who here still shops at Wal-Mart even though we know how evil they are? The only other issue I really see and this is playing Devil's Advocate, but what is everyone so afraid of? Really what's the deal?

"Google put me on Google Maps walking out of an Adult Video store and now my reputation is tarnished." Sorry man, I wish it would have been me. Oh no, I'm on Google maps walking out of an Adult Video store. Yeah, I was getting something with Volume 6 in the title.

"Google maps has naked pictures of my children on it." Why were your kids naked outside in public in the first place. Parents of the year everybody!

C'mon what's the fear. I see the direct world around me as a fear blanket. Here in America we're afraid of everything apparently. I'm scared that I won't have a job tomorrow. I'm scared to send my kids to school. I'm scared of the water. Terrorists. Gangs. Drugs. And now Google!

Don't worry. You only have 80 or so years to worry about such things. Then the next generation can clean up our mess and make their own. wink

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#32 2010-06-28 22:16:41

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#33 2010-06-29 02:04:07

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Re: On a more sinister note: Are you afraid of Google?

No; I am not afraid of Google.

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#34 2010-06-29 04:02:18

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#35 2010-06-29 07:07:19

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#36 2010-06-29 13:09:31

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#37 2010-06-29 13:33:56

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#38 2010-06-29 13:49:34

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Re: On a more sinister note: Are you afraid of Google?

The only issues I had with this duckduckgo search engine was its insistence on embedding its own folders into my personal user files.  That's not my idea of friendly.  sad

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#39 2010-06-29 13:56:03

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#40 2010-06-29 13:58:49

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#41 2010-06-29 15:10:13

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#42 2010-06-29 16:41:06

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Re: On a more sinister note: Are you afraid of Google?

@benj1 - the only problem I have with Darth Vader is Mannequin Skywalker's performance. tongue  "He was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force"?  More like bludgeoned into it by Palpatine...yet another example of "break the cutie".  Obi Juan's insistence on his becoming a Jedi didn't help...

I don't think Stallman's right for Chewie; something tells me that character would never eat something from his foot. lol

As for the whole Google thing, I think there are bigger things to fear:  DWI, DWT (driving while texting), Britney Spears...

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#43 2010-06-29 16:48:34

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#44 2010-06-29 17:03:52

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#45 2010-06-29 19:11:03

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#46 2010-06-29 21:14:52

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#47 2010-06-29 22:16:56

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#48 2010-06-29 22:43:58

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#49 2010-06-29 23:19:22

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Re: On a more sinister note: Are you afraid of Google?


I'm so meta, even this acronym

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#50 2010-06-30 00:00:56

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