Google launches Mac blog and download page

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jun 29, 2005
    New Jersey
  3. macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Nothing we havent already got! :(
  4. macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2003
    Here and there
    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.
  5. macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    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, least they're trying, right?
  6. macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2006
    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.
  7. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Privacy is NOT only important for crime and trade secrets.

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

    Sep 27, 2006
    Steve does not reply to my emails... :p

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