I wasn't sure where to put this, hopefully it's okay in this forum.
I have evidence that Google is obtaining data from its competitor, Yandex. You might not have heard of Yandex, but it's basically Russian Google.
So, what's going on? Is it illegal for Google to obtain data from accounts registered with Yandex or one its subsidiaries? They're competitors, they
don't have a data sharing deal or whatever (unless some real sneaky sh*t is going on). The information they're accessing includes user's real names,
their usernames, location, email content, email addresses, basically all the personal information you can think of.
I'm not going to post what I have, not right now. And just in case, if what they're doing is illegal, I'd obviously rather they didn't get wind of it
before anything could be done. I don't want to do anything until I know if anything illegal is going on. I was pretty pissed off when I found out,
because they were getting a hold of my personal data. I really don't think Google should have the personal information of its competitor's userbase.
I'm sorry I can't post the evidence of this data collection, so I'm afraid that you will have to take my word for it (for now), or I guess you could
experiment around and see if you can see for yourself. But if this activity is illegal, what do I do? Get on the phone to
? That's the Russian Internet Police (pretty much).
If this isn't illegal, there's something wrong in the world.
Edit: there's an English link for Roskomnadzor that I didn't see before, just in case you want to see what it is, here
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Edit: I'm a dumbass. It is absolutely illegal. The reason Google pulled out of Russia was because it wasn't allowed to collect and store data on
Russian people. I live in Australia but I still count, probably. Still a citizen. Also, it's not just me. From what I can tell every Yandex user is
being subjected to this.
edit on 23/12/1515 by DeepThoughtCriminal because: idiocy and bad memory
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