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Subject: Re: Re: new community...

Re: Re: new community...

From: Lucas <>
Date: Sat, 1 May 2004 10:35:48 -0400

And what private information of yours is google going to sell? The web
searches you've done on their search engine? Good for them, but really, that
doesn't affect you. They don't have my e-mail address. They don't have my
credit card. They don't have my social security number. I'm not quite sure
what the whole to-do is. As for the "life-long cookie" that people have should be using a program to erase your cookies every once
in a while anyway.

I'm just not sure where the threat is. Also, no one is forcing you to use
any of google's services. If you don't like a computer scanning your e-mail
to provide context ads, then simply don't sign up. Not sure where the threat
comes in...


"Johan Vromans" <> wrote in message
> "Lucas" <> writes:
> > A little off topic, but this whole new "mis-trust" of google is
> > hillarious. [...] All of a sudden they want to give away a gig of
> > e-mail storage space for free, while having a COMPUTER read your
> > e-mail and provide context ads, and the whole world goes beserk.
> My opinion (and not just mine) predates the google mail offering by
> years.
> The argument "They have never before sold anyone's information. They
> have never had privacy concerns." is bogus. We have recently had a
> case here where a company that coordinated spam prevention (and had an
> awful lot of subscribers) went bankrupt, and the list of subscribers
> was sold to the highest bidder.
> I'm not against Google (it's my favourite search engine), I'm just a
> bit careful with handing out my personal data.
> Now, let's get back to the music business...
> -- Johan
> _______________________________________________

Received on 2004-05-01

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