Are you ready for the changes?

I’m interested to know what you are going to be doing about G00GLE and their new privacy (or lack thereof) rules? Will you delete your web browsing history? I just did that, but as soon as I use that search engine again, my history will start to accumulate again. I am not savvy about all this technical stuff but I listened to a public radio show last night about how G00GLE will be sharing all your/our information with everyone under the sun, and even some people IN the sun if they exist. It just makes browsing the web not so much fun any more to think we are being spied on all over the place. Whenever I look up something, I will get ads popping up for those exact things all the time and the guy on this radio program went into all the details of what they are doing with the information from our searches. Don’t ask me to relate it because, like I said, I can’t. But beware. As of March 1st I think it is, G00GLE will be sharing all our stuff with everyone and we will have no privacy left, if we even have any now.

Read this article to learn how to clear your web search history with G00GLE.

One thing I remember is that companies can get into your mobile devices (we don’t use those) and can actually get into the camera portion, look at your pictures as well as your whole list of contacts, addresses, and any other info you keep there, and use them anyway they want. Like the guy said, this stuff is only young – about 15 years old – so imagine how things will be in a decade or two down the road without some serious regulations being put in place?

No cheers to G00GLE for making our lives even more complicated!


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I think I could turn and live awhile with the animals…

They are so placid and self-contained,

I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,

They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,

Not one is dissatisfied… not one is demented with the mania of owning things,

Not one kneels to another nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,

Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

~ [Walt Whitman, from “Leaves of Grass, No. 32”] ~

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6 Responses to Are you ready for the changes?

  1. mz. em says:

    I’ve always thought that once I was using the ‘Net, my life was an open book. Then when I opened an account on FaceBook that really cinched the deal. We have been an open book I feel for ages and it is just now coming out how much Big Brother is actually in our lives.


  2. Sue18 says:

    I have just sort of assumed from the start that there is probably no privacy on the web.


  3. Crochetlady says:

    That is funny since my agency uses Google as a search engine. I think I will bring this up to my manager and our tech advisers. They probably know, but doesn’t hurt to put a bug in someone’s ear.


  4. Joan says:

    Big Brother is indeed watching…and I’m referencing the George Orwell book, not the reality show!!


  5. sandy from iowa says:

    interesting..our life is now a open book for everyone.


  6. Rhubarb says:

    There was also an article about how Target figures out if a woman is pregnant, even if she hasn’t registered for baby gifts, and starts targeting her with ads. They use information like extra vitamins, and skin softener for stretch marks and no more purchases of kotex or tampons. They then send baby discount coupons to the women, mixed in with regular coupons so the woman won’t know her info has been mined. Scary, huh?

    I guess the only way to stay out of the system is to pay cash.


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