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Author Topic: What Google (and others) know about you  (Read 1585 times)

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What Google (and others) know about you
« on: September 04, 2014, 12:02:33 PM »
If you aren't already paranoid about  just how much information Google and others are collecting about you, this article by Woody Leonhard will probably cure you of your complacency.

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Re: What Google (and others) know about you
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 12:41:13 PM »
I can't take that article seriously.

His first big scary thing is how Google tracks your location if you have an Android phone with location tracking enabled. Well duh! Of course Google tracks your location when you have enabled location tracking.

He then goes on to say that it can even track your location while the phone is off. Oh noes! This does sound very scary indeed, and a major breach of privacy. But this is where he loses all credibility with me. He then defines "off" as meaning the phone is on and ready to receive calls/texts/notifications, but the screen is blank. Does anybody really think their phone is off when the screen is sleeping?

I couldn't even be bothered reading the rest of the article after that.


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Re: What Google (and others) know about you
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 12:47:16 PM »
I couldn't even READ the article...

Also funny how the author bitches about Google...yet is posting on a website absolutely covered in Google Plugins ;)


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Re: What Google (and others) know about you
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 03:02:38 PM »
^did you look at that screenshot before you posted it Stephen :tellme: :D
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Re: What Google (and others) know about you
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 03:55:43 PM »
Not until now, no haha, wow, it's huge lmao

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Re: What Google (and others) know about you
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 10:34:25 PM »
^did you look at that screenshot before you posted it Stephen :tellme: :D

At least it's not an animated GIF. ;)
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Re: What Google (and others) know about you
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 10:44:43 PM »
If you aren't already paranoid about  just how much information Google and others are collecting about you, this article by Woody Leonhard will probably cure you of your complacency.

Cured long ago.

I couldn't even be bothered reading the rest of the article after that.

There aren't many surprises for anyone that's paid any attention to any of those issues.



But it gets worse. A lot worse. The article author just starts to scratch the surface of the behemoth. Here's one article that should terrify people. Call it a beta test or pilot. But there are so many more nightmares out there.

Smart TVs are simply extensions of a large network, and you have less control over them than you think. Smart Homes anyone? Why not just broadcast every time you take a dump?

If you can't have privacy when you go to the bathroom, do you have any at all?

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Re: What Google (and others) know about you
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2014, 06:41:23 AM »
Meh, MasterCard...Slave user ... It kinda fits.