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Google Rated Worst for Privacy!

Discussion in 'Google' started by potentmix, Jun 10, 2007.

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    "In a report released today, London-based Privacy International assigned Google its lowest possible grade. The category is reserved for companies with "comprehensive consumer surveillance and entrenched hostility to privacy."

    None of the 22 other surveyed companies — a group that included Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and AOL — sunk to that level, according to Privacy International.

    While a number of other Internet companies have troubling policies, none comes as close to Google to "achieving status as an endemic threat to privacy," Privacy International said in an explanation of its findings."
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4876274.html
    SEMrush
     
    potentmix, Jun 10, 2007 IP
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  2. AngelaE8654

    AngelaE8654 Active Member

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    What criteria did they base that on? It was a trend a few years back to "google" people and see what info you might get on them. (Even our local newspaper had an article about it.) That's simply because Google was (and remains) the top search engine. That doesn't mean the same information can't be found on the other search engines.
     
    AngelaE8654, Jun 10, 2007 IP
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    turbosatan Well-Known Member

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    i dont see how google is any more a threat to privacy than any other entity on the internet which documents and stores personal info
     
    turbosatan, Jun 10, 2007 IP
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    It's not a secret Google is trying to trace everything you're doing in Internet.
    More targeted ads for everyone! Cheers :D
     
    zexy, Jun 10, 2007 IP
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    I've to admit to agree with this :D
     
    the-kids, Jun 10, 2007 IP
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    I suppose it becomes a problem when someone buys google - the CIA for instance!
     
    1associate, Jun 10, 2007 IP
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    Now, that might be a problem. :D
     
    AngelaE8654, Jun 10, 2007 IP
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    If you go to google and look up "Johnny I Hack Stuff" you will see the Google Hacking database.. full of stuff people dont want you to see :eek:
     
    Gamerz7, Jun 10, 2007 IP
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    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    The report is total crap and that organization is reckless for releasing such a report with no proof...
     
    oseymour, Jun 10, 2007 IP
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    While the report may not be 100% accurate, Googles power and datamining is still a big concert.
     
    BigBadWolf, Jun 11, 2007 IP