Google Knows Too Much About YouAdded: Sunday, January 29th, 2012
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The world’s known search engine Google has never been a champion of personal privacy, but it seems to finally overstep the mark with newly introduced encompassing services.
Google has announced a few days ago that a major shake-up is afoot to a number of its services. Actually, the search engine seems to have switched from a Peeping Tom behavior to something close to full-on stalker. The website claimed it was getting rid of a lot of red tape that will provide seamless service between different facets of its business. Main part of it is relatively harmless: for instance, it would mean that keywords in the search engine might be used to suggest you certain videos when you visit YouTube.
This is not something users should be worrying about. However, taking into account the fact that your Google+ accounts, your location and even your Gmail content will also feed into searches, this may threaten to cross the line from convenient to plain creepy. Actually, the way Google behaves is expected to change quite substantially in March.
The company strongly believes that there are a lot of “cool” things it is able to do by “combining data” across its products. For instance, it might appear useful for you to get a reminder that you are late for some appointment based on your location. However, aside from all this care about the users, it is still a sign of the company’s ever increasing influence that is genuinely concerning. Indeed, taking into account the firm’s alleged abuse of its position with the information-spying debacle and other things, the level of trust Google demands is really phenomenal.
Google seems to combine all your peculiarities, including social life, search habits, and work in attempt to be with you at every moment. Meanwhile, one can notice that there is not much to be done to tackle Google’s changes. Undoubtedly, the main reason for Google to be so keen on delving even further into users’ lives is reaping greater rewards from advertising revenues. The search engine may keep claiming that it doesn’t sell your personal data, but it will benefit from knowing about you for sure.
Industry experts point out that this can appear the start of a backlash against Google. If you consider the way that the search engine has emerged relatively unscathed from serious privacy breaches previously, it might take much for Internet users to shift away. So, taking into account the claustrophobic feeling of the engine’s latest intrusions, public perception could start shifting.
January 29th,2012Posted by:
Sunday, January 29th, 2012
|ive just noticed there changing this settings when i got there email this morning there excuse was it will b alot easier soon as this happens bye bye google|
|guess its bout time to use a alternative search engine hmmm perhaps duckduckgo ...|
|posted by (2012-01-29 17:36:02)|
|I think Google is going to take over the world at some point. Think about, What does the entire world populations love more than anything? Free stuff! and that's exactly what Google does, fulfill that necessity.|
But i prefer having it that way instead of having the Government saying something like,,,, uh, you are only allowed 3 search requests per month, you've reached you maximum, try again in December or pay an extra $150.00 US dollars for 5 additional searches.
|posted by (2012-01-29 17:56:16)|
|CAN U GUYS PLEASE HELP I WANNA STOP USING GOOGLE BUT WOW DO I SET UP AN ALTERNETE ENGING WITHOUT USING GOOGLE AT ALL? PLEASE HELP!|
|posted by (2012-01-29 20:45:47)|
|great search engine......gone to big for its domain boots!!#|
Nosey fukin bastards!!!.... my arse on my web cam take a look at that!!! .......#
You would be made....surely havin all those people set their home page to your search engine help keepin the web a float would be enough $$$$$$$'s
|posted by (2012-01-30 19:29:21)|
|yup thats been a known factor for years now that google know so much|
|altavista loads fast and doesnt clutter the screen.|
i've always used it since the very beginning, rarely use google since they data mine everything they can about you.
its the same idiots that use facebook that use google, etc... they deserve what they get.
|posted by (2012-01-31 01:50:20)|
|The main reason I use Google is the basic, uncluttered screen without endless ads, pics, links, flash media, etc...which is what you get at Yahoo! What happens if you use Google but never log in? Sounds like a majority of the intrusion occurs by logging in, then information is gleaned from things like Gmail, Latitude, etc...all google apps/services. I rarely log in (less than once a month just to check email) and I log out as soon as I'm done. So they get my search stats/data. And I don't use Facebook or anything like it. Maybe I'll take fusseltier's advice and switch to AltaVista. Used to use that all the time years ago.|
|big point you missing is you need an google account to use youtube ...so yeah , thats the only reason why i got any google account at all , aka i use duckduckgo as mentioned before heard its pretty boss|
|i disagree my nosey neighbour over the road from me know more about me than i do myself ahahahahahha|
|Thing I noticed is when I had looked at a sports video camera on amazon NOW these frickin ads for sports cams keep following me. I had to wipe everything using ccleaner; that finally go rid of them.|
I quit using Google and use https://www.ixquick.com/eng/protect-privacy.html
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