Originally posted by FredT
Google is far removed from thier "do no harm" motto. From activly supporting censorship in Communist China, to predatory practices
I agree completely with this.
Personally, I am not comfortable with any of the search engines. Even Yahoo, Nine MSN... you download it and it has taken over your computer.
I have a Yahoo, Google, MSN toolbars. All extra hidden things when you download them. I don't use them. All of them are attached to my email.
Of concern to me is the monopoly Google has over the IT. Years ago, Google wasn't number one, there were other search engines separate from Google,
but now,the majority of alternate search engines still rely on Google. I am also suspicious of a lot of the free software available. Correct me if I
am wrong, but the Trogan was originally created by the FBI.
I am not saying I don't agree with monitoring but and I will give you an example of how contradictive this issue is. I contacted ACMA, various
Ministers, AFP regarding prohibited content online in Australia. What an absolute joke!
After investigation, the content/sites were found to
be prohibited and the provider was notified and a request
was made to remove the prohibited material. I can still access this material online.
Google is monitoring users, who is monitoring Google? I can understand for criminal investigations, allowing prohibited content to be accessible
online maybe a very easy way of locating and arresting offenders.
Sex Offenders Nabbed via Internet
I am concerned with any organisation that has a monopoly
oh had to include this, I just posted this and then read this:
Sensitive Military Files available online
anyone see a connection here?
[edit on 11-7-2007 by NJE777]