Topic started on 28-1-2012 @ 06:10 AM by petrus4
The only two Google services I use, are search and YouTube. I've never had any expectation of privacy, or for them to remotely do the right thing by
me, from the word go.
They're a corporation. The fact that anybody is remotely shocked by this, simply demonstrates how naive you are.
Yes, they will record, extract, or otherwise obtain whatever information about you that they can, and sell it. They've almost certainly been doing
that already, long before they made this statement.
Yes, they will control what you can or cannot upload, transmit, or otherwise express via YouTube, or whatever other service they own or run.
Yes, they will arbitrarily deny you access to their services or network whenever they feel like it, including (or especially) when doing such would
cause your loss of access to valuable data.
And yes, they will capitulate, instantly and at a moment's notice, to any and all requests that government makes concerning you. If the government
wants any element of your information, Google will hand it over. If the government wants a video or document you've uploaded, blocked, Google will
block it. If the government wants a blanket blackout or lockdown of all of Google's services, Google will immediately provide it.
You have no rights with Google at all. They do not care about you in the slightest. You are a potential source of revenue (and information, which
means more revenue) to them, and absolutely nothing more. The proverbial milch cow or blood bag.
Understand that; and understand that if you want a scenario where you have rights online, that Google's services, (or any centralised, corporate-run,
Web-only abomination for that matter) are not something you should use.
If you want freedom, you need to exercise responsibility. This means learning to use the older protocols which exist, irrespective of their
comparitive lack of superficial convenience. If you are not prepared to do this, then you deserve everything these corporations are willing to do to
you, and you also do not deserve anyone's sympathy.