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originally posted by: AlongCamePaul
The truth is there is a machine, lets call it samaratin, that watches you every hour of every day.
John Reese, Harold Finch & Edward Snowden tried to tell you guys. The truth is if you want an ounce of privacy you'll have to
A. Kill yourself
B. Live unreasonably uncomfortably off grid.
originally posted by: RoScoLaz5
a reply to: Pyrrho
to completely delete history;
click the three vertical dots icon (top right on 'web & app activity' page, after the 'search' and 'go to date' icons)
click 'delete options'
click 'select date'
click 'all time'
click 'delete' again and on the message popup
- all gone
originally posted by: Mjab6910
a reply to: Pyrrho
Yep my friend, I'm in the same boat as you. I don't have the time to delete each, one by one.
Their gmail department has a "select all" option on the email you want to delete.
I mean, if I didn't know any better, I would think they were purposely making it hard to delete this info for nefarious reasons!
But nahhhh.....they wouldn't do any such thing!
(on account their system has always been being built to "UNDERSTAND everything in the world")
The thing about these phones is they don't merely listen in while you talk on them, they listen in virtually all the time as we'll see below. It stands to reason that the camera is also always looking for imagery worth cataloging. These arguments, and my barrage of many others were stonewalled with the general idea that "to stay competitive in the business world I need the latest technology". After hearing this enough times it occurred to me that Google seems to have set themselves up for the ultimate scheme in mass scale industrial espionage.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: fleabit
The thing is, you aren't required to use/buy any of it. You choose to.
If you can't make heads/tails from the user agreement, don't purchase or use it. If that doesn't sit well with you, form a protest group and boycott it.
You are the consumer, not the creator. You have no rights to the material/product/service until you choose to pay for it.
With Cortana I'm sure you can turn it off. I can turn off Siri on my iPhone if I want. I loose that functionality, but if using it goes against my principles, then so be it.
No one is forced to use any of these products or services, we are all using them voluntarily.
It's a bit like complaining about about something that's given to you for free. You don't have to take the free item in the first place. Unless you can create an alternative that you enjoy better, you either accept the terms or don't use it.