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  1. soulfetcher13

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    More and more, I am seeing privacy issues and Google associated together in headlines worldwide. I understand Google is the big kid on the block and extremely innovative, and that makes them media fodder. But I am also seeing the words convictions and settlements associated with them. Not cool. Should we be worried about the viability of Android?
     

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    A link to some news about this would be helpful
     
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    I think this conviction coming out of Italy is ridiculous. Google based in the US should not be under Italian courts at all, but still. Convicting them for something someone posted, our freedoms are being taken away. Google has a policy abotu what is allowed and not allowed. It is deplorable that an autistic boy was tormented and abused and video taped on top of that, but the fact that a court is holding google execs responsible is a joke.

    They state that google did not remove the video fast enough. They say they are going to appeal it.
     
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    I don't disagree with the fact that the conviction is shaky at best. But you can understand the concern.
     
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    u worried about google!?
    have u seen this:

    New Recognizr Application Just Made Stalking Even Easier

    also Americans enjoy no ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’!

    also eric schmidt`s qoute...
    dude privacy is dead!
    whatever u do SOMEONE knows about it.
    soon your thoughts will be open to SOMEONE SOMEWHERE SOMEDAY :)

    welcome to the new millennium!
     
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    I don't see anything real about privacy issues with Google.

    #1: The Italy thing is BS. That wasn't Google's fault at all.
    #2: The rest of the stuff is just over search engine results and anti-trust BS with Microsoft. Hardly something we need to worry about.

    The only real issue recently is the whole deal with Google Buzz, which IMO isn't even that big of a deal really.
     
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    Yep!
    is that movie really worth watching?
    i was thinking of downloading it tonight :)
     
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    Google already has your name, phone number, credit card information, contacts, email information, search habits and IP address. They know where you drive and how fast you do it. They know where you eat, where you shop and who's house you visit the most. They know how much porn you look at and what apps you use the most.....and this is just what is on your phone.

    If Google is planning world domination, they already have the info for it.



    1984? The book is much better.
     
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    u do mean audiobook right!? :)
    who reads anything other than blog post LMAO!! :D
     
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    Can the undead, friendly or otherwise track my porn usage too? You don't have my wife's number do you? :eek:
     
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    LOL Undead-Americans do not care about your porn usage. I do have your wife's number though.;)
     
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    lmmfao!!! :)
    classic!
    u have to feel violated dude!...
    or...maybe u like that :D
     
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    Porn is an unintended consequence of the counterculture movement in the 60s, imho. And drudge only links up to respectable websites like the onion and media matters, oh wait. Personally I like PRAVDA and the Telegraph.
     
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    Violated, ever heard of a chupacabra? How do you think they got each others number. No seriously, my wife deserves a medal for putting up with me and have learned from OTD. Have lurked for a while trying to learn, build up confidence and now I want to be like you fine people and help others. I was just wondering outloud about the black eyes and potentially how it could affect us end user swine.
     
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    I was cool until the Pron part. So, like... How judgemental are they??

    So far, it looks like the only thing you might potentially have to worry about is posting illegal activities online. Apparently "We are not responsible for the actions of our users" has worn a bit thin....
     
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    Big company means big lawsuits...everybody wants a piece of the pie. Google will just shrug them off and continue the quest for world domination. :p
     
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    Anyone with any sense never posted anything online they wouldn't defend anyway.
    Especially your details. Note to self - lock everything down.
     
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    Wow...resurecting the zombie thread! :D
    Anyone who buys an Android phone sign their soul over to Google, plain and simple XD
     
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    I really dont care
    If Google takes over the world - they couldnt be much worse than whos' running it now :rolleyes:
     
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    You just ruined my day :(
     
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    Heh she's right about the Porn thing - watch the connections while in incognito - google :eek:
     

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