Two honest Google employees: our products don't protect your privacy

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Searching_ _ _, Nov 2, 2011.

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  1. Searching_ _ _

    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

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    Two honest Google employees: our products don't protect your privacy - Slight Paranoia Blog
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    lol duh?

    No Google employee is going to argue otherwise. Google takes Privacy as seriously as they possibly can when their entire business model revolves around tracking users.

    EDIT: This article is generally talking about things like cloud storage ie: Gmail/docs and how it's not encrypted with a user-specific key. Google has the keys because they need to use programs that run through the data to find keywords so that they can use their fancy algorithms to provide personalized ads.

    Is Google downloading your emails and selling them off to the highest bidder? Not quite. Are they scanning emails for keywords to provide ads to you? Yup, and no Google employee will ever argue otherwise because that would be idiotic.

    The article just seems a bit obvious. The problem is that people will misunderstand it.
     
  3. cm1971

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    They are masters of the obvious. :D
    How many are surprised by this raise your hand. Yeah that's what I thought.
     
  4. Noob

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    This was spot on :D
     
  5. Dude111

    Dude111 Registered Member

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    I dont think they had to be honest,WE ALL KNOW ABOUT GOOGLE ANYWAY!!
     
  6. acuariano

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    yes we know that google is a no,no thanks
     
  7. HAN

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    Unless you encrypt data or connect between 2 endpoints via an encrypted connection, it's all available in some form or fashion. IMO, this story is not new news... it's very old and obvious news.
     
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