“Escaping the Goolag”

It makes me a little sad. I remember when Google was geeky cool. But you’re not allowed to rule the world, even if you promise to ‘not be evil.’

So there’s talk about how to “fire Google,” and probably Brad has the best take I’ve read so far on how to accomplish that. Relatively easy, except for the Youtube thing.

On a related topic, beware of those newfangled “app” thingies. Even the ones sold by Google Play. They’re watching you.

I do believe it was Google that taught us all the sad aphorism, “If you’re not the customer, you’re the product.”

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One Response to “Escaping the Goolag”

  1. Zelda says:

    Google knows more about you than the IRS, the NSA, the FBI and Carnivore – oops ‘scuse me DCS1000 – and your mother combined. Years ago when Google finally admitted that it could be done (and they denied it for years), I greyed out my property in Street View. Fortunately desert hermits don’t have that problem – the streets don’t go where you are. BTW has anyone looked to see how old the view of their property is in Street View? Thank goodness I must be in a low priority area, because the view of my property is about 5 years old – but still easily recognizable. It’s waaaayyyyy too late to fire Google.

To the stake with the heretic!