I gotta let you guys read an article I came across in the student newspaper of McGill University in Canada. Mcgill is one of Canada’s most prestigious universities; it is often ranked number 1 in the country for academics.
The student who wrote the article calls Google “the biggest of the Big Brothers” and says that it basically “owns [her] soul” because Google knows just about everything about her. So she has resolved that by the end of February, right before Google implements a new version of their privacy policies (which many have said is going to make it even more intrusive than ever before), she will quit using Google services altogether.
I give this young woman two thumbs up for recognizing what Google is doing and for calling them out on it. More people should follow her example.
You can read the full article here
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