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Privacy is dead

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by Biker, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Not OK, Google

    No, not so much the article. We've known what Google's business model has been from the beginning and it's no surprise that they're making an even larger push to get as much personal information from users as possible.

    What's absolutely disheartening are the comments. The vast majority make no allusion to having no problem at all in giving up privacy for ease of use.
  2. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Creepy! The other day I went to look at who was showing on my network. The usual folks from my immediate neighborhood were there plus "NSA Surveillance"! That one hung around for quite some time.
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    I find nothing wrong with their model. Assume privacy is dead.
  4. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old School Conservative

    Before I got an iPad with cellular capability, I would carry a mobile hot-spot with me to provide Internet for the iPad.

    I named it "FBI Surveillance Van #42" and there were a couple times I turned it on in a fast-food place, then people would look up from their devices and start looking for it.

    Someone is playing a joke on you. I hope. ;-)
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  5. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    LOL! Mark, I was emailing one of the tech support guys at my ISP a couple of weeks ago when I was having a bit of trouble after switching from DSL to wireless Internet. I mentioned the NSA Surveillance person in my neighborhood, and he told me that that name and variants of it are actually common now. He sees them frequently. Yes, it's a joke, thank goodness.
  6. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

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