I love the article because it describes how many people are feeling, and the student author had the courage to voice her opinion against Google’s erosion of our privacy. For more on this, please click here.
Here are some highlights from the article:
“The policy is laced with the false promise of making privacy a ‘priority.’ The deceptive phrasing of the policy may initially take you in, but read in-between the lines and it smacks of disingenuity “
- So true…..so true….
“The tech giant intends to track our cookies in order to garner knowledge about our web-browsing habits and then sell this valuable information on to advertisers to maximise its profits.”
- Yep – it’s so obvious.
“The burning question is whether privacy is a tradable commodity which we can impliedly waive in return for these services…Yet, even in this modern age of social networking, there is something deeply unsettling about the thought that this fundamental human right could be rendered otiose in the realms of cyberspace”
- Privacy is a fundamental human right, indeed! It is absolutely unreasonable for Google to demand that we forfeit our privacy to use their products. Many fear-mongers will tell you that you need give away your privacy or there will be no Internet – well, guess what, we refuse to sell our souls to Google. We refuse to be victims of extortion, we refuse to be gouged and ripped-off by Google! Our personal data is our own and Google should respect that.
To read the full article, please click here
One last thing – I will like to thank the folks at http://www.newsy.com for including this blog in your news report on Google. Their video is below: