Comments on: Fear not Google’s bid to rock ‘n’ rule your world http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/01/27/privacy-schmivacy-google/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ctwdaz http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/01/27/privacy-schmivacy-google/#comment-391334 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:01:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33394#comment-391334 and has anyone bothered to read Verizon’s Privacy Policy? Boiled down it states if you ‘agree’ you will only receive the ads they feel are relevant re your smart phone activity. If you ‘decline’ you will be plastered with any and every ad. Damned if you do or don’t. Slimy hype.

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By: sweeks6833 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/01/27/privacy-schmivacy-google/#comment-391322 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 03:15:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33394#comment-391322 It’s quite simple, if you don’t want the internet to know something, don’t use it.

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By: Nullcorp http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/01/27/privacy-schmivacy-google/#comment-391317 Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:43:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33394#comment-391317 Facebook has ads?

Just kidding. Install Adblock + Element Hiding Helper, and then you’ll only get the TMI part.

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By: aliciamakingit http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/01/27/privacy-schmivacy-google/#comment-391304 Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:35:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33394#comment-391304 The thing with the linking of remote data is that it taken out of the hands of the individual. With the attacks on privacy being pushed by the national and international security agencies, copiright protection and big business goups, where governments will be able to access information without due legal proces, we should all be very worried with the moves from Google and Facebook.

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By: ripunzelle http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/01/27/privacy-schmivacy-google/#comment-391303 Fri, 27 Jan 2012 21:44:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33394#comment-391303 To be honest Dominic I take umbridge about your assumptions embodied in the closing paragraph. In your mind the privacy debate may well have already receded, however in mine it never will. Nor should it. The fashion in “de-personalisation”, a well maintained piece of social engineering nurtured by corporations and governments alike, has begun to reach a zenith. The clarion calls over SOPA, PIPA and now ACTA have begun to demonstrate how people REALLY feel about much on the internet, with firm reference to their private details and how companies and beneficiaries use them. That Google have chosen to launch their change in privacy details at this time simply demonstrates the will of Corporate America to monopolise, demographise, marginalise and increasingly criminalise users, chasing turnover and profit in the first instance, and more worryingly, helping corrupted authorities to limit powers of free speech, criticism and protest. This is essentially becoming digital Nazism. Some animals are NOT more equal than others, and Google are about to feel the sting of rebuke from many users as the backlash foments over this issue. Why should people like Google and Facebook be automatically entitled to my private details and behaviour patterns? They may well know that their future is about circulating personal currency, but they’re mine, and yours, not THEIR’s. I for one am about to leave Google and find alternatives. I’ve watched enough YouTube and I know my e-mails get read. You can wax forever about the joy of algorithmic correlations “synthesising facts” but that’s exactly what that is: a synthesis, unreal and unrequited. No.

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