[mythtv-users] OT: Google - big brother? or I going mad?

mike at grounded.net mike at grounded.net
Tue Sep 14 13:35:03 UTC 2010

>> Basically, I'm not trying to preach the google is bad. They just make me
>> feel very uncomfortable but I'm doubting myself. What are your thoughts?

For YEARS, I've been warning people about the things they are doing online, the social sites, especially through companies like google and others, facebook, etc. How do such companies get so fantastically huge so fast, profiling, of course, and 

Look at what's happening now with services such as mylife, it's the perfect example of pulling all of the missing pieces together.
These new sites seem to pillage the biggest social sites out there building profiles on individuals, gathering up little bits here, there, all over the net. Then when you sign up, the user doesn't even realize that they are basically confirming their information and correlating more of it for that site, which now can turn around and re-sell even more accurate information about you.

It's incredible what is going on, it's not paranoia, it's people not being aware of the bigger picture that will eventually come back to bite them.

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