TheMadScientist - 6:57 pm on Jun 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think the article linked in this thread: Interview With Google's Amit Singhal and Udi Manber [webmasterworld.com] has a very telling quote about how Google feels about your privacy and your rights.
“I want to build products that are so high in value to the users that this debate about privacy is important but not critical,” says Singhal. “I don’t want the best minds in the world to only think about privacy, I want them to think about the products the world needs.”
I hope people let them know that's not exactly how everyone feels about the issue and exploiting privacy for corporate gain, regardless of how great the products are, is going too far with the tech side of things. I would rather 'the best minds in the world' think about how valuable privacy is and find a way to build great products without violating or encroaching on it, than have them put Google's products first.