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silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
USA

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reply to morbo

Re: Competition

said by morbo:

Time Warner and AT&T do not compete on price or service. That is why Google Fiber was born.

It was born because Google wants to experiment and see what kind of information ISPs have access to and datamine it to no end.


morbo
Complete Your Transaction

join:2002-01-22
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1 recommendation

Compared to AT&T giving complete phone and internet data to the NSA without a court oversight? Compared to AT&T, Google is Jesus.


silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

said by morbo:

Compared to AT&T giving complete phone and internet data to the NSA without a court oversight? Compared to AT&T, Google is Jesus.

You don't think Google will give out internet data to the NSA?

Google monitors everyone and uses it to build a database about you. They probably know more about you than your closest friend or significant other. I don't think that is much better.


ArrayList
netbus developer
Premium
join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA

what purpose does having a file on > 300 million people do for a private company that doesn't sell products to all of those people?


silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

said by ArrayList:

what purpose does having a file on > 300 million people do for a private company that doesn't sell products to all of those people?

That's a great question. Google must have some reason. A lot of it is advertising. The more then know, the more they can charge for more accurate advertising.

axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to silbaco

Google isn't handing over anything secretly. When law enforcement interferes with their customers, they tell them and it gets documented here:

»www.google.com/transparencyrepor···ernment/

Does AT&T have a similar list?



ArrayList
netbus developer
Premium
join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
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·RCN CABLE
·Comcast
reply to silbaco

said by silbaco:

The more then know, the more they can charge for more accurate advertising.

this doesn't exactly sound like a horrible idea.

silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA
reply to axus

Google is not providing internet to the public yet. Once they do we will know more.

No idea what At&t has.



Rambo76098

join:2003-02-21
Columbus, OH

Huh? They have tons of public user data, from search history, to email, to social media, mobile data/location data from Android users, etc