Jeg har indtil set større fordele end ulemper ved brug af Googles produkter, men hvad skal der til for at dette vil tippe over og hvad så? Vil det være for sent? Men indtil da ser jeg at Google og alle de millioner af brugere derude er dybt afhængige af hinanden ...
So far I see more good than bad in Google but when will that inequality tip the other way? And will it then be too late ... Until then I can only see that Google and all it's millions of users are strongly dependent of each other ...
Kevin Bankston, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, recently made that statement to this reporter. A few years ago, it might have sounded far-fetched. But if you're one of the growing number of people who are using more and more products in Google's ever-expanding stable (at last count, I was using a dozen), you might wonder if Bankston isn't onto something.
It's easy to understand why privacy advocates and policymakers are sounding alarms about online privacyin general -- and singling out Google in particular. If you use Google's search engine, Google knows what you searched for as well as your activity on partner Web sites that use its ad services. If you use theChrome browser, it may know every Web site you've typed into the address bar, or "Omnibox."
It may have all of your e-mail (Gmail), your appointments (Google Calendar) and even your last known location (Google Latitude). It may know what you're watching (YouTube) and whom you are calling. It may have transcripts of your telephone messages (Google Voice).
It may hold your photos in Picasa Web Albums, which includes face-recognition technology that can automatically identify you and your friends in new photos. And through Google Books, it may know what books you've read, what you annotated and how long you spent reading. [...]
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