[linux-elitists] Re: Point of order

Brian Danger Hicks hick0142@umn.edu
Tue Nov 30 21:13:07 PST 2004


On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 11:55:13PM -0500, Modus Operandi wrote:
>   What's even more interesting to me is the way that Google has racked
>   up so many "punk points" from their early days, and from opening up
>   their APIs and whatnot, that people seem to be falling all over
>   themselves to give Google the kind of demographic information that
>   you'd usually try very hard to keep away from a huge tech company.
>   Even people who are reasonably intelligent, tech-savvy, and clueful
>   about their privacy in the digital domain seem to trust Google to an
>   astonishing degree. "I don't mind if they build up a database of key
>   words in my emails and use it to target me for advertising -- at least
>   their advertising is discreet and tasteful!"

You're just mad nobody sent you any Gmail invites.

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Brian Hicks               <mailto:hick0142@umn.edu>
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