RhinoFish - 5:10 pm on Aug 2, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google, Kansas City, high speed internet... in a while, there will be new ways to know who's who. Privacy concerns sure, but the counter pull (ease of fraud) has shown itself to be a bona fide tug-o-war champ! G's trusted stores program keeps an eye on the store's fulfillment and customer service... what if shoppers got a decent discount for being in an optional "trusted shopper" program? And what if you also got ultra high speed anywhere Internet access for free, just for joining? Forget others / overall privacy, would you trust G to house yours, essentially sell it to others (without giving it to them), use yours, and reward you for it? I would. And I'd be happy to watch the fraudsters evaporate when they wouldn't. Maybe G will instead get ISP to join a "trusted surfer" program, and accomplish something similar.
Yes, I'm an optimist - fraudsters, your days are numbered!