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MacBytes
Oct 11, 2006, 04:25 PM
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CoMpX
Oct 11, 2006, 04:28 PM
Way to go Google!

MacBoobsPro
Oct 11, 2006, 04:33 PM
Way to go Google!

Nothing we havent already got! :(

parenthesis
Oct 11, 2006, 04:52 PM
I'm kind of creeped out by the Google Search History widget. I originally thought that it would just scour your browser's history, but it seems that you have to sign into your account, and allow Google to place your account name with particular searches.

Needless to say, I won't be using that particular feature.

reubs
Oct 11, 2006, 07:32 PM
I'm kind of the same. Knowing that anyone can find anything that anyone w/ a gmail account has searched for is a little out of the bounds of my comfort zone.

Oh, well...at least they're trying, right?

FelixGV
Oct 11, 2006, 11:12 PM
We are at the dawn of many social revolutions. Just like couch potatoes didn't really exist a few decades ago, TVs fed by internet content will probably be common or even dominant a few decades from now. Contrarily to older medias (like newspaper, radio and TV), the internet is bidirectional, or at least it is for the technically savvy ones among us. Just today, I setted up a blog for a friend. All of that is becoming much more accessible.

It is not so far fetched to think that at some point, the only way to stop releasing personal info on the internet, will be to stop using the internet altogether. In the end, for most people, privacy is not a question of life or death, but merely a comfort zone that we fear getting out of. Privacy on the internet is really only important for:

Companies communicating trade secrets.
People illegally downloading content or software.
People watching porn.
Terrorists, secret agents, and such.

Open-source advocates probably don't really care about trade secrets. And what if downloading stuff was legal? It's been proved countless times that it actually acted as free advertisement, and we still want to get that full movie theater experience for the best movies. As for porn, well, stop being shy about it! Be congruent with the fact that you watch porn, and you may actually stop the need to watch any (if you see what I mean...). Finally, the US government ALREADY monitors every email and telephone to search for terrorists or whoever else they need to kill, so I suggest you just get over it, as most of you probably don't have anything to hide anyway.

Anyhow, I don't know what these wild ramblings were for... I guess I just wanted to point out how mentalities can/could change in just one generation or two.

nagromme
Oct 12, 2006, 01:46 AM
Privacy is NOT only important for crime and trade secrets.

Privacy is a vital element of democracy and freedom. Just ask your favorite dictatorship.

FelixGV
Oct 12, 2006, 04:36 AM
Privacy is NOT only important for crime and trade secrets.

Privacy is a vital element of democracy and freedom. Just ask your favorite dictatorship.
Steve does not reply to my emails... :p