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edythemighty's avatar

Can Google be trusted with all the information they have?

Asked by edythemighty (6points) July 25th, 2007
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segdeha's avatar

As much as any big company, I'd say.

gooch's avatar

of course what are they gonna do with it. We trust companies with our personal info every day

bpeoples's avatar

I guess the bigger question (to me) is what are you going to do about it? The only real option I see is to live off-grid, but then there's no fluther!

ketoneus's avatar

I agree with the other three responses for the most part. If you read (and believe) the top 10 tenets of Google's philosophy (, they believe they can be a profitable company without "being evil." I've met several of the guys from Google at professional conferences and I have to say that I believe them. That said, if they had a significant change in management or culture at some point in the future, they would be in a position to do James-Bond-villain-level of evil.

mirza's avatar

google will end up as internet's big brother

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

I think the real one that can't be trusted Is myspace. Think about the power they have. People, mostly the youth that spend a crap load of money, willingly put everything about themselves on this website. And we all know who owns myspace. Good old Mr Murdoch. I'm sure he learned alot working with communist china. The most serious threat to us is the censorship and taxation of the Internet. This has happened in over 20 countries, and Congress wants it to happen here. We must call our congressmen and senators and tell them that this must not happen.

segdeha's avatar

@chris6137, good point. There's a lot of blackmail material on the ol' MySpace. I'd be willing to bet that even if you "delete" your account, they retain that content, probably forever. God forbid any of those "cam kids" ever tries to run for political office....

mirza's avatar

@chris : i think facebook is more dangerous than myspace. They have more valid info than myspace and have better analytical tools

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