My Google Bugs page started off as a blog post back in 2006, but I’ve moved it to a more permanent home and started to bring it up to date.
“In the data-sharing and database age, how much information are we prepared to give away about ourselves – and who, ultimately, controls that information? Is the price of convenient, high-speed communication an almost total loss of privacy? And is it right that one company knows more about us than our government, or even than we know ourselves?”
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That’s pretty much what I was pointing out back in 2006. I don’t hate Google or anything, but we should be realistic: it is a for-profit company, so probably won’t be doing anything truly for free. There’s always a payback and we should recognise it as part of making an informed choice about whether to trade with them. It’s nice to see these questions getting a more mainstream airing.
If you’ve got any updates for the Google Bugs page, please let me have them.