Google - Privacy and other issues

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    Posted: Feb 14, 2012 By: bdw Member since: Aug 13, 2008
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    "When the IE team heard that Google had bypassed user privacy settings on Safari, we asked ourselves a simple question: is Google circumventing the privacy preferences of Internet Explorer users too? We've discovered the answer is yes: Google is employing similar methods to get around the default privacy protections in IE and track IE users with cookies."

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2012/02/20/google-bypassing-user-privacy-settings.aspx


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  5. OldWelshGuy

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    the answer is simple NAIL them biug time, they need to jail someone like Eric Schmidt over this, it isn't the foirst time they have done stuff like this, yet they always claim it was an unforseen occurrance. NOT ACCEPTABLE.

    Many of us have said that it is clear Google have been violating their own privacy settings, here is the proof.
     
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    The Register story?

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    "The Federal Communications Commission this weekend alleged that Google "deliberately impeded and delayed" an FCC investigation into the way the search giant collected data from non-password protected Wi-Fi networks in the United States and abroad for its Street View project. "
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    "Known as "payload data," the Internet communications Google was able to capture from unprotected Wi-Fi networks is thought to include "email and text messages, passwords, Internet usage history, and other highly sensitive personal information," according to the FCC. "


    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403055,00.asp

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    They have to be brought to heel over this. It is little short of hacking IMO.
     
    Posted: Apr 30, 2012 By: OldWelshGuy Member since: Jun 12, 2008
  11. 360interactive

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    You seem to be very anti Google at the moment, i've noticed it in a fair few posts on the forum.

    I have to ask as someone who makes their money through Google and it's services, how will you change the way you work from now on, if any?
     
    Posted: Apr 30, 2012 By: 360interactive Member since: Jul 20, 2008
  12. OldWelshGuy

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    Not 'at the moment' at all. :) I have been speaking out against some of the things Google do for a long time now, it isn't just lately. It also has nothing to do with me, so why try to make it personal? It is all about the way google are abusing their power and need to be brought to book for doing so.

    Today in Wales a local health board was fined £70,000 for sending a medical report to the wrong patient, they were fined under the data protection act. Google stole millions of people's information, personal details, actual content of emails, PLUS it has now come to light that Google lied about not knowing about it, in fact they had agreed to analyse the data 'for use with other products' at a later date.

    They were fined a total on £0 not a single penny.

    This can't go on, they have a virtual monopoly on search and are abusing that monopoly. Google in the UK are search, they control 90% of searches in the UK. So with respect, it isn't about me, and it isn't of late. it is just that currently the alleged illegal acts by Google are stackign up.
     
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    That wasn't getting personal, I was genuinely interested in how you you feel about providing a service that concentrates on Google, while at the same time disapproving of so many of it's actions and the way it operates. You offer a service that relies on Google, then get vocal about how the CEO should go to jail, you can't blame me for asking the question can you?

    I honestly don't think Google is any different to all the other technology companies out there, it's just with their huge market share they have the most focus on their actions. I think we'd all be very surprised what they ALL do behind closed doors.
     
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    I offer similar services and I feel just as strongly as OWG about this. What you may be missing is that we are being forced to rely on Google and that is exactly what we are objecting too. Google have a virtual monopoly on search in the UK. There is no alternative for people involved in the Internet.

    Unless you can suggest one?

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    I don't blame you for anything, :) How I feel is personal to me, it is for me to deal with, which is why I say it is personal.
     
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  16. Esk247

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    Why don't we create our own community based search engine then?

    There are enough web designers on here to build one with some coding that can do the same as Googlebot. There are people on here who host or design dozens of websites a year. They could automagically submit them all in one go.

    No money involved. Just the Community. I'd submit any website i owned to the engine as part of the experiment. It would be like Wikipedia, googpede? Monkey Chops? I don't care what it's called as long as it remains not for profit.
     
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    Up there with one of the stupidest things i have ever read, definitely :D:D:D
     
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    Hush. I can hear cogs whirring and beards being stroked!
     
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    There's another good report on their lies about the Streetview harvesting on the Register. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/30/google_slurp_ok/

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