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silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
USA

Woohoo! Ads!

I'd rather keep my privacy and pay money every month than let google datamine my data so I could get free or super fast service.

NotTheMama
What Would Earl Do?

join:2012-12-06

Re: Woohoo! Ads!

The only people with any level of privacy are the ones who don't use the Internet... at all (of course, every organization that they interact with and that knows anything about them undoubtedly destroys that premise every day).

There is no privacy.
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"...but ya doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"
silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

Re: Woohoo! Ads!

Privacy from the government? Perhaps.

But that is different than privacy from google. When it comes to my browsing habits, google only knows what I search through their search engine and what their search engine crawlers dig up on the internet. They don't watch my internet connection to see what I type and when I type it.

NotTheMama
What Would Earl Do?

join:2012-12-06

Re: Woohoo! Ads!

Hmmm, I seem to remember reading something here a few years back that said even if you didn't use Google sites/apps for anything, they still had an amazing amount of "profile info" about you--due to their "mining" efforts no doubt. Nope, you're never safe from Google--you can't hide from the devil.

Edit: I just took a closer look at the Google fiber graphic in the article... those homes look like little "broadband monsters" coming to get you. Yeesh.
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"...but ya doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"

kontos
xyzzy

join:2001-10-04
West Henrietta, NY
said by silbaco:

They don't watch my internet connection to see what I type and when I type it.

From the page source of this thread:
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Looks like they know about what you do at DSLR, too.
axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
Well, if you're using Google Chrome like I am, they *could* look at every keystroke on the web. I'm always a little creeped out by auto-complete.
JTR

join:2012-05-19
Carbondale, IL
Same here.

Google can read my emails, track my searching, even do a little mining via ads... I don't mind. But when it comes to my actual connection to the Internet... There's no fucking way I'm giving Google full access to that.
ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL
said by silbaco:

I'd rather keep my privacy and pay money every month than let google datamine my data so I could get free or super fast service.

And you think that other providers aren't doing or planning to do essentially the same thing? If so, you must not come around here much. Do a search for Phorm, NebuAD, DPI, Mediacom, and even Carrier IQ, if you want to throw the wireless carriers into the mix.
silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

Re: Woohoo! Ads!

I can say with certainty that my provider is not going to the same thing.

airwavz
Always the green wire

join:2011-09-11
Mount Juliet, TN
kudos:1
said by silbaco:

I'd rather keep my privacy and pay money every month than let google datamine my data...

And what do you think they are doing now?!? They have NO need to own your internet pipe in order to see your internet habits. Nothing you do on the internet (even through proxies) is truly hidden; I've seen some of the most 'lightweight' tools the NSA and MIL folks use, and even those don't know the meaning of 'closed doors'.

Your "data" is being mined by a whole bunch of folks in addition to Google - and unless you COMPLETELY disconnect from the net, you are NOT going to change that. The net no longer makes it harder to mine your data, it actually makes it easier. Do just a tiny bit of research - you'll be amazed at the least; scared or paranoid if you are inclined to such. Besides, Google mining your data is pure innocence compared to some of the nefarious 'miners' on the net.
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Original account from 2000 - given up in protest (I don't believe in 'Political Correctness') - but DSLR is STILL my home page...
silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

Re: Woohoo! Ads!

Clearly Google does need access to my internet pipe or they wouldn't have made datamining to see what information providers have access to a key part of Google Fiber.

The NSA, CIA, FBI, etc. all have access to my data, no doubt. But they are not Google. We have a strong fear of the government spying in this country, but no fear of third parties that carelessly collect and store our data. No parties other than my ISP have direct access to my internet pipe which is perhaps the single most important piece of data an advertising and datamining company could want.
Kearnstd
Space Elf
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1

Re: Woohoo! Ads!

in part because we know why these companies want our data, for profit.

We worry about the government because they will never ever tell us why and if you ask its always classified.
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cooperaaaron

join:2004-04-10
Joliet, IL
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I open everything to Google and guess what......

I'm still trying to figure out what is bad with Google and my information... Nothing has changed in my life . No more ads than usual.. No huge amount of junk mail.. Nothing has happened to me...No one has knocked on my door... They want my info, they can have it... I love Android, I love Linux, I love Chrome. Nuff said...
silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

Re: Woohoo! Ads!

I love linux too, but that doesn't mean I love Google.