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Isn't giz an aol company? Talk about sensationalism
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And then there was... no problem.
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I see no evil. They're simply organizing and merging their databases to make things easier to manage. I see this like a bunch of straws. One straw contains your Gmail, then another one gets grouped with it with your Youtube account. Where's the evil in that? They aren't stalking you and they at least told us they were doing this. Thumbs up to google.
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Also, wedge, there has been quite a bit of conversation over the past year about tailored ads and the eddies that it creates.

http://www.bizreport.com/2009/09/new_study_finds_americans_reject_tailored_advertising.html for example, but it was talked about a little in the congressional oversight hearing on google last may as well.

I think the two big dangers are a) large volumes of collected data being hacked into and stolen by self-interested third parties, and b) the creation of informational eddies...I think it's referred to as an informational blackout?...where a person is isolated from the rest of the internet by artificial browsing suggestions and inputs from platforms like google which try to tailor browsing habits. The latter becomes much more serious the more evolved something like google's information sharing becomes. There was something on that last summer, but I can't find the link.
Edited by pfunkmort - 1/25/12 at 2:26pm
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post

Google you already make absurd amounts of money, is this really necessary?

Yes, the more money you make the more you want.
    
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How is this evil? I mean, I'd prefer my accounts be separate... I watch some pretty crazy stuff on that there youtubes, but really, what's wrong?
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Really not seeing what is evil about this... Did I miss something?
Idk either... it's not apple, it's probably not evil. mellowsmiley.gif (pokerface)
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So if I'm never signed in to anything, or gmail, then they won't track any of the info on my like Google Maps, because I'm never signed in when I search for things? Right?

I sign in to Gmail, check my mail and sign out. So I'm safe right?
    
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at first i was like nooooooooooooooooooooooo

but then i read the thread and was like meh
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Not sure if want.

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........Sensationalist media?

 
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