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

Re: Competition

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
Evanston, IL

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
Evanston, IL
Reviews:
·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