Leosghost - 1:05 am on Aug 8, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: incrediBILL at 1:21 am (utc) on Aug 8, 2012]
Facial recon via sat, doesn't work when its cloudy..( did I mention that already ? ) and I expect the gov't ( or even gov'ts ) to be delving into who does what and where..they can claim some justification for using such tech..or other forms of "following"..via comm's etc
Facial recognition powered by supercomputers and the military grade satellite stuff can read the serial numbers tattooed on a gnats backside
That is not the same as G doing it via browser and ad tags and "ever cookies" etc, so as to better stalk me with ads..
Although depending on where one is posting from ;-) G and whoever the party in gov't is may be intertwined so much as to be indistinguishable when it comes to data on citizens of the country , or other countries..
A change of party in gov't won't change any of that, lobbying and "we know what the politicians have been surfing / searching for" has given G the means to get what they want ( possible exposure of their surfing habits would calm many a politician, on left and right ;-), and to thus get only token slaps on the wrist, when caught snooping where citizens would not normally expect an ad agency with bolted on search to be snooping*..
Every time someone mentions Chrome the old "privacy" crap comes up like all the other popular browsers don't have most, if not all, of the same issues, right...
The others don't all phone home by default to the plex about what one is searching, looking at ..see above*
Partially agreed, but..
Secure as in, secure "from everyone but G and their snooping"..isn't really secure, in my book :)
Their snooping is not necessary to their making a more secure browser, but they just couldn't help themselves..:)
Not to mention that MS also insists on using their own rendering engine which doesn't implement CSS the way the rest of the world does, which now primarily all use the Apple Webkit now in Chrome and most other browsers.
I added and bolded "now" lest we forget that G didn't invent webkit, nor was it first used in chrome with the others following..:)
This trend is inevitable unless MS does something completely radical to stem the tide of users slowly ebbing away from MSIE.
Also the trend of many of speaking of chrome as if it were the only secure browser compared to IE reinforces the drift to chrome, when there are alternatives that do not phone home by default..G's record on abusing cookie permissions in Apple browsers shows where their "interests" really are..and it isn't about the users security, nor their privacy..that is just the "come on" to get at the data about what the user searches for and what they look at, even when they are not using G search to do their searching..
Actually I think that the "who is searching and looking at what" and "how can that be used to influence societies" has taken over at the top of G from gathering data to target more ads, a long time ago.. Manipulating populations long and short term is so much more interesting than pumping ads, getting rich while doing both, is merely the icing, on the heady cake of power, and as long as the adsense checks keep falling on the mat, many are prepared to not think too closely about what really drives G nowadays
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[edited by: incrediBILL at 1:21 am (utc) on Aug 8, 2012]