>“We don’t need you to type at all because we know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less guess what you’re thinking about … Is that over the line?” – Google Chairman Eric Schmidt
>A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there was a Galactic Empire, a beady-eyed Emperor and his heavy-breathing sidekick, Darth Vader. Ever since, we’ve identified the corporate villains we love to hate. We had AT&T (T) in the 70s, IBM (IBM) in the 80s, and the evil empire of the 90s was of course Microsoft (MSFT)and Bill “The Conqueror” Gates.
>Today we have Google (GOOGL). Don’t let the geeky façade, whimsical multicolored logo and “don’t be evil” mantra fool you. Google may very well be the most sinister threat and wicked incarnation of them all.
are you joking? they've been evil ever since they started buying companies and doing nothing with their tech, simply to snuff out competition. they're sitting on so many patents doing jack shit themselves outside of
>cloud service for x/month
>le public announcement about our contributions
it's so stupid. we get it you're a big guy. why don't you come back when you've contributed something meaningful in tech instead of dick waiving your revenue?
I saw this one today:
>Google lobbying spending reached new high in early 2015
>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc , already one of Washington's biggest spenders, set a company record for its lobbying activity in the first quarter of 2015 when it spent $5.5 million, according to a government database.
>Google ranked ninth in terms of total lobbying spending in 2014 at $16.8 million, behind the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ($124 million) and the National Association of Realtors ($55 million), according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
what a scary fucking company!
>offers the greatest technology of the century for free
>autists can't hadle working easy softwares
>sue company who invested all its profits on developing way to spread knowledge through the world
I'll stop thinking they're evil when they decide to become a more transparent company that doesn't abuse the unknowing users who use their services every day.
Cucks are immune to imaginary harm from ungrounded privacy concerns?
Tell me more about how your public actions not being private is Google's fault and how they use that information to harm you.
Personally I think Apple is more evil than google.
Just Apple doesn't have its claws in everything like google
>Apple became everything we were afraid Microsoft would become in the 90s
Also, remember that by using google maps you allow google to use YOUR location information for whatever the fuck it wants.
How do you think they have real time traffic reports on google maps ?
I don't really care about what they collect right now, but what they collect and how the use it should be more transparent.
I agree that there should be opt-out stuff easily available for people, but we shoudn't have some knee jerk reaction to data collection as who knows in what kind of wonderful ways it could help us in the future, is that not worth it ?
Even with GPS off, they still collect coarse location information about you.
>its a rhetorical question, if you don't feel its worth it, how do you justify having a computer or cellphone?
>your public actions
It's not public if I didn't release them publicly. A Google search is a private action, an email sent to a doctor is a private message. Viewing a porn site with no intention to let anyone know is a private action as well.
Google harms my private life because:
- it associates my IP to my search terms even when I'm not logged in and this information is sold to countless third parties for profiling and targeted advertising;
- when I send an email to anyone using gmail, or from gmail, the whole message is used to create a profile of both the sender and receiver, this information is sold to third parties and used to generate targeted ads;
- when I'm viewing any website: porn, anime, games or whatever, my browsing habits are tracked and profiled through google adsense and analytics on 99% of websites.
Google has no control over every single employee in their data centers, anyone who has access for server manteinance or development can freely access any informations they want, they can then sell these informations to the black market/highest bidder, or they can simply use it for black mailing or stalking specific users, just like they already did in the past:
Also, nice try Google shill :^)
>Personally I think Apple is more evil than google.
You have no reason to expect privacy in a situation like that, your post is misinformed.
A reasonable time to expect privacy would be while reading a book that you bought with cash from a book store with no video surveillance.
>"If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."
so, anons, if you don't want the whole world to know what kind of porn you watch, you shouldn’t be watching it in the first place.
if you don't want the whole world to know what illnesses you suffer from, you should be searching and researching about them on any of the google's site.
Got it? Good!
Yeah right, you just ignored the second half of my post which is also the main reason for concern, how shill can you be?
great. that's why I'll never use their products.
>Google filing says Gmail users have no expectation of privacy
>google is not evil I swear!!!!1
>German authorities said on Monday they had fined Google for illegally collecting massive amounts of personal data including emails, passwords and photos while setting up its disputed Street View service.
>It found that while specially equipped Google vehicles took city snapshots between 2008 and 2010 for its Street View function, which supplements its standard map service, they had also picked up data from unsecured wireless networks.
>"Among the information gathered in the drive-bys were significant amounts of personal data of varying quality. For example emails, passwords, photos and chat protocols were collected," the Hamburg authorities said in a statement.
>"In my opinion this case constitutes one of the biggest known data protection violations in history," said the office's chief, Johannes Caspar.
>G-Goys! We at Google are all very nice people, so please keep using our services, t-trust us with your most personal informations! It's all good :D
>The Google internal technology resident is accused of sending emails to a University of Texas Dallas undergraduate student claiming to be a scientific researcher involved in a “breast perception study.” The study supposedly needed nude photographs of the woman’s breasts in order to determine whether she would be considered for the study. He offered to pay the woman $8,500 to participate.
you must be new sir
>always clean up any malware and spyware
>accidentally make a mistake in putting words in search engine twice
>get this page for every time i want to search something for 12 hours
GOOGLE IS FUCKIN GARBAGE NOW!
I just hope android get out from google tyranny
More shill than underage, some google devs browse /g/ so I wouldn't be surprised.
For the record, older GPS devices already had free maps, like TomTom Map Share: http://www.brighthub.com/electronics/gps/articles/40424.aspx