Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by ronjor, Nov 3, 2015.
Nice read but obvious too. If this article doesn't motivate someone to use a VPN and/or TOR then what will? As an example; with an IP that changes every 10 minutes automatically, my 5 hour browsing session means 30 IP's if not more and none come back to ME. Perfect resolution to this profiling junk!!
Most people don't seem to get how Google looks both ways
Why still use Google at all when you know there are alternatives that are almost the same?
Worried about UK government surveillance? One Google hack would leak more data
Kind of like a double standard -LOL!! There are so many of those I wouldn't be able to stop myself if I started keying away here.
Demonstrably, Google et al have - as far as we know, been far better at keeping external parties (those who don't pay for it!) away from the data than government departments are capable of doing so - I'd say they were even more disastrous than standard commercial negligence, lots of government outfits are running on out-of-date software etc. Plus, reading about Xks and similar, there is carelessness about who gets access to it, they seem to sell the data as a cost center would, have no idea where the users are etc. They do not bear the costs (whereas Google would to a greater extent).
Second, the spooks have very privileged access to fibers and routers, and can get inside private networks, which Google does not.
I can (and do) choose to avoid using Google services, therefore I can (and do) restrict my exposure. It is FAR harder to avoid the spooks.
Finally, Google cannot (yet) lock me up.
I agree on all, but especially on points 3 & 4.
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