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The Dark Side of Google

By posted at 10:03 am on March 25, 2012 2

In the near future, Google may use your surrounding sights and sounds to help advertisers target you. Over at Gizmodo, Mat Honan eloquently argues against just this type of thing, and states that “the case against Google is for the first time starting to outweigh the case for it.”





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2 Responses to “The Dark Side of Google”

  1. Selin Gulgoz
    at 2:13 am on March 26, 2012

    Here’s a relevant and compelling short video from TED by Eli Paraser on internet filters:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html

  2. Kermit Rose
    at 10:47 pm on April 19, 2012

    While I do find it plausible that google stores infomation related to all the web searches I do, this does not alarm me.

    What I type in my emails and what I search for reflects who I am. Why should I mind any other person knowing who I really am?

    In fact, most people enjoy letting other people know who they are.

    I think the worry about privacy is silly.

    Kermit Rose

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