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Don't Like Google Street View & Info Being Collected

THEN MOVE! - Another Schmidtism

10:25 pm on Oct 23, 2010 (gmt 0)


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Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said in remarks broadcast Friday that people concerned about images of their homes appearing on the company’s Street View mapping service can “just move.”

Must be nice to have billions laying around and be careless with data collection and publishing photos and information about peoples homes. Guess it keeps him and therefore Google in the news.
10:44 pm on Oct 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The man is delusional, all the Schmidtisms have hurt my view of the company, he just keeps saying wacky stuff that shows he has lost touch with the real world.

Can I see a picture of his house from Google Street view? How about Sergey and Larry? I'd like to see their houses on street view too.

I'd like the ability to have my house blurred out. You see, both vehicles are in the driveway and there are two people standing near the front door. I'd feel better if my cars were in the garage and there was no one out front, but I have no privacy when I step outside my door apparently. You can even see in some back yards in the neighborhood because the cameras are mounted high on a pole on top of the car. Ugh.
10:48 pm on Oct 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Let's use the term "CreepView" in place of "Street View" when talking about Google's product, OK?
3:50 pm on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Frankly Google is jumping the shark and this weasel is not helping Google's cause at all. Time for the feds and EU to treat them as a threat.

"We know roughly who you are, roughly what you care about, roughly who your friends are."

"We can suggest what you should do next, what you care about. Imagine: We know where you are, we know what you like."

"I don't believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time."

"When I walk down the streets of Berlin, I like history. What I want is for my computer — my smartphone — to be doing searches constantly. Did you know? Did you know? Did you know? This occurred here. This occurred there. Because it knows who I am, it knows what I care about, and it knows roughly where I am."

"The only way to manage this is true transparency and no anonymity. In a world of asynchronous threats, it is too dangerous for there not to be some way to identify you. We need a (verified) name service for people. Governments will demand it."

"If I look at enough of your messaging and your location, and use Artificial Intelligence," Schmidt said, "we can predict where you are going to go."

Since learning that Google catalogs all your searches and habits, I am no longer using gmail and only log in to see my adsense stats.
6:48 pm on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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"There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."

Ironically, I googled Orwell to find that.
12:44 am on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I laugh at the hypocrisy.

The Patriot Act is evil yet Google publicly flaunting the fact they are spying on the public is not an issue.

The only difference?

You can buy many people off with an Adsense check.