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But the advent of "Googley the Privacy Slayer" has been potentially delayed by threats from French authorities. The European Union nation's National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties (CNIL) sent an open letter [PDF] to Google asking the company for more information about precise technical details of its plans.

The letter to new Google CEO Larry Page complains that the policy seemingly "does not meet the requirements of the European Directive on Data Protection, especially regarding the information provided to data subjects."

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Perhaps I missed something, but my understanding was that they're not changing anything other than how they manage the data they've already been collecting.
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Perhaps I missed something, but my understanding was that they're not changing anything other than how they manage the data they've already been collecting.

They scan your confidential emails, contact lists etc... and use that information to create targeted advertising....

..As if ads weren't annoying enough. Now they'll be telling me how to do my network security chapter 8 homework problems or something...
    
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Yes folks, freedom always has a price. This particular freedom costs you your privacy.
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They scan your confidential emails, contact lists etc... and use that information to create targeted advertising....
..As if ads weren't annoying enough. Now they'll be telling me how to do my network security chapter 8 homework problems or something...

And they will kill all your cattle; better spit that tobacco and grab the 30-30..
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They scan your confidential emails, contact lists etc... and use that information to create targeted advertising....
..As if ads weren't annoying enough. Now they'll be telling me how to do my network security chapter 8 homework problems or something...

They were already doing that.
The only thing that's changed AFAIK is how they're managing / streamlining the data internally.
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Yes folks, freedom always has a price. This particular freedom costs you your privacy.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
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They scan your confidential emails, contact lists etc... and use that information to create targeted advertising....
..As if ads weren't annoying enough. Now they'll be telling me how to do my network security chapter 8 homework problems or something...

And they will kill all your cattle; better spit that tobacco and grab the 30-30..

That's racist! biggrin.gif
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"Those who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

This.
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Perhaps I missed something, but my understanding was that they're not changing anything other than how they manage the data they've already been collecting.

They scan your confidential emails, contact lists etc... and use that information to create targeted advertising....

..As if ads weren't annoying enough. Now they'll be telling me how to do my network security chapter 8 homework problems or something...

Confidential emails stored on their servers using their free service? If it is confidential you shouldn't be using email at all let alone a web based free one.
     
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