People's Deepest, Darkest Google Searches Are Being Used Against Them

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by ronjor, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  3. mirimir

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    Most people don't seem to get how Google looks both ways :eek:
     
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    +1

    I don't change the IP that often and I don't use TOR that much. But then I hardly use Google and I don't have Javascript enabled.

    Why still use Google at all when you know there are alternatives that are almost the same?
     
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    Worried about UK government surveillance? One Google hack would leak more data
    http://www.techworld.com/blog/war-o...one-google-hack-would-leak-more-data-3628875/
     
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    Four points:-

    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- I'd say they were even more disastrous than standard commercial negligence, lots of government outfits are running on out-of-date software etc.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.
     
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    I agree on all, but especially on points 3 & 4.
     
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