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Google CEO: "We Know Where You Are. We Know Where You've Been...What You're Thinking About."
Business Insider ^ | Oct. 4, 2010 | Nick Saint

Posted on 10/04/2010 8:20:40 PM PDT by george76

Google CEO Eric Schmidt really has a knack for expressing relatively benign ideas in a way that makes him and his company look incredibly creepy...

" With your permission, you give us more information about you, about your friends, and we can improve the quality of our searches. We don't need you to type at all. We know where you are. We know where you've been. We can more or less know what you're thinking about. "

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ericschmidt; goog; google; inprivate; inprivatebrowsing; schmidt
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Google CEO: "We Know Where You Are. We Know Where You've Been. We Can More Or Less Know What You're Thinking About."

1 posted on 10/04/2010 8:20:41 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

and they’re doing it for the 0


2 posted on 10/04/2010 8:21:35 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: george76

Google is creepy, man. If Google were a person, he’d have bodies buried under his porch.


3 posted on 10/04/2010 8:22:45 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: george76
Why do you think they give all their stuff away for free...So they can keep tabs on you, profile you and I would not doubt that the xray vans are hooked into google in some way too. They are wanting to put little black boxes in our cars to tax our streets they can put gps devices on your car without a warrent. Hell I would not doubt that all cars have gps on them I know that onstar is a gps device. Brother it is looking more and more like 1986 everyday. And don't even get me started with the rfid chips.
4 posted on 10/04/2010 8:28:45 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: guitarplayer1953
Brother it is looking more and more like 1986 everyday.

Are you sure that you don't mean ... George Orwell's 1984?

5 posted on 10/04/2010 8:32:55 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: george76
Well Google doesn't know everything. I've been googling for months now, trying to figure out how dogs think and whether or not their paws are uncomfortable when they walk in snow and ice with them. Google does not seem to have the answers to that.

I also wonder how dogs must feel being on a lease. Is it degrading to them to be walked down the street on a lease? I have no idea because Google won't tell me.

6 posted on 10/04/2010 8:35:13 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 63 days away from outliving Curly Howard)
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To: plinyelder

Were two years into that time period but yes i did mean 1984


7 posted on 10/04/2010 8:37:35 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dead; onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; ...

FYI:

On Explorer, I’m using

In-Private mode

When InPrivate Browsing is turned on, you will see this indicator

(up in the url bar)

InPrivate Browsing helps prevent Internet Explorer from storing data about your browsing session. This includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data. Toolbars and extensions are disabled by default. See Help for more information.

To turn off InPrivate Browsing, close this browser window.

Explorer info:

http://www.microsoft.com/nz/windows/internet-explorer/features/browse-privately.aspx

Firefox also now has a private browsing mode.

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Private+Browsing

I’m using them all the time for google, the Big Brother Obama spying creeps.


8 posted on 10/04/2010 8:40:59 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks, I’m saving this info. Will check it out tomorrow and install or whatever it’s called.


9 posted on 10/04/2010 8:42:58 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: SamAdams76

Most people own their dogs. I didn’t know you could lease them!


10 posted on 10/04/2010 8:43:13 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: george76

So Eric, where is she?


11 posted on 10/04/2010 8:46:28 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: george76

There are no shortage of people in this world that want to climb all the way up your ass and know and control everything you do, think, and say. Obama, Pelosi, this squid CEO ... all of them are megalomaniacal and totalitarian, and want more than anything to have control over others.

F them.


12 posted on 10/04/2010 8:49:09 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Nik Naym

Well where I live, it’s a town ordinance to lease them. I don’t like it much myself but I guess I must abide. Of course, when I get out to the woods, the dog gets to run free.


13 posted on 10/04/2010 8:53:33 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 63 days away from outliving Curly Howard)
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To: SamAdams76

Many tenants shackled to oppressive leass feel seething rage towards their overmaster landlords holding the lease. In fact, resentment against the tyranny of the tenancies has fueled revolution from below in the formerly feudal lands of Europe. Sometimes they even cried havoc and let slip the dogs of war, sore paws and all.


14 posted on 10/04/2010 8:56:55 PM PDT by Buckhead
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To: george76

Someday in the near future, google will be my ‘me’ remote.

I’ll have a 100 inch screen, and when I wake in the morning, I will only have to say ‘mind google me’ and then I can lay in bed as all my thoughts, desires, questions are played out on the screen without me having to think them again or type them in, google will know what I want and give it to me, saving me the trouble of having to think a bunch of fresh new thoughts every day.

That and a bacon & beer diet will mean that I have finally reached the Homer Simpson state of perfection.


15 posted on 10/04/2010 8:57:03 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: STARWISE; All

The In private is a good feature. Also, you might consider switching to another search engine. I stopped using Google some months back because of their attitude about privacy (doesn’t exist) and use this instead:

Scroogle Scraper It’s a pretty good search engine

http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm

They tweak Google all the time with cartoons etc. and guarantee that there are no cookies or no search term records and they delete the access log w/i 48 hours.


16 posted on 10/04/2010 9:00:42 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Live Free or Die)
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To: STARWISE

Thank you for that information, I’ll be using it whenever I do searches from now on.


17 posted on 10/04/2010 9:04:50 PM PDT by alicewonders (Supporters of John McCain are supporters of amnesty. Amnesty by any other name is still amnesty.)
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To: STARWISE

AND thank you for the ping star :)


18 posted on 10/04/2010 9:06:00 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Live Free or Die)
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To: george76

Bookmark.


19 posted on 10/04/2010 9:07:58 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: george76
What I use: Ixquick
20 posted on 10/04/2010 9:08:52 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Outlaw Woman; alicewonders; little jeremiah

Welcome .. ;)


21 posted on 10/04/2010 9:09:10 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: SamAdams76

“Well where I live, it’s a town ordinance to lease them”

That’s really odd. We can buy dogs here, and we own them. I don’t even know where to begin looking for a lease on a dog.


22 posted on 10/04/2010 9:13:56 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: spodefly
There are no shortage of people in this world that want to climb all the way up your ass and know and control everything you do, think, and say.

"Being John Malkovich"

23 posted on 10/04/2010 9:16:18 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: george76

And we know who our enemy is.


24 posted on 10/04/2010 9:29:23 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: george76

Hey Erik...how many fingers am I holding up?


25 posted on 10/04/2010 9:33:48 PM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: george76

I never use Google for anything under any condition!


26 posted on 10/04/2010 9:36:21 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: alicewonders

You can also use StartPage as your default search engine. It doesn’t track your movements the way Google does.

http://startpage.com/


27 posted on 10/04/2010 9:37:27 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: dalereed

I don’t use google either. I think anonymous people harmed by google could target them just as easily for a “thank you”.


28 posted on 10/04/2010 9:55:14 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Osama and Obama both hate freedom and have friends that bombed the Pentagon)
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To: george76

Use Googo mail? Ever notice how it saves your draft every few seconds and instantly analyzes it, in just about any human language, then, based on the analysis, beams related ads at ya, before you even finalize the text? And you, my libnertarian friend, mumbling about Orwell’s 1984 every occasion you find, are paranoid about the gummint snooping on ya? Ha!


29 posted on 10/04/2010 10:00:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dead
Google is creepy, man. If Google were a person, he’d have bodies buried under his porch.

And yours would be right at the top of the SERP. LOL!

30 posted on 10/04/2010 10:05:15 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: george76

“Resistance is fu-tile”.


31 posted on 10/04/2010 10:08:48 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: guitarplayer1953
Brother it is looking more and more like 1986 everyday.

Nah. It's looking more and more like 2010.

32 posted on 10/04/2010 10:08:57 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: SamAdams76
I also wonder how dogs must feel being on a lease. Is it degrading to them to be walked down the street on a lease?

As it is with automobiles, it is better to own dogs than to lease them.

33 posted on 10/04/2010 10:13:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Use Googo mail? Ever notice how it saves your draft every few seconds and instantly analyzes it, in just about any human language, then, based on the analysis, beams related ads at ya, before you even finalize the text? And you, my libnertarian friend, mumbling about Orwell’s 1984 every occasion you find, are paranoid about the gummint snooping on ya? Ha!

As long as it's Google, a profit-seeking capitalist corporation with a clever business model, and not a government agency trying to ensure fair outcomes, not to worry.

34 posted on 10/04/2010 10:15:04 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: george76

Hey, Schmidt! We know where you live too, buddy...


35 posted on 10/04/2010 10:15:17 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: cynwoody

I agree, but don’t whine to me about privacy when it come to such capitalist enterprises like Gooogo, and by extension, yes, banks, money lenders too, no?


36 posted on 10/04/2010 10:18:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: george76

That is why I run the Better Privacy app in Firefox- it gets the lso’s that remain when you just delete cookies, also use Clusty— no record kept for searches there either... Google can ___ my ____.


37 posted on 10/04/2010 10:22:45 PM PDT by contrarian (obbbbammo-fubo)
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To: guitarplayer1953

I’m not all that happy about the new “instant google” feature. It gets underfoot like a group of hungry cats.


38 posted on 10/05/2010 1:15:55 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: george76; dead
try dougsearch.com

It is still in early testing and has a few quirks I am working out. I have plans for the next version and want to move it to faster servers soon.

The neat thing about it is the category searching. You can type politics:right or politics:left and search the top left or right political sites.

The other cool thing is on the news search I added a freerepublic icon that you can click to see if the news article has been posted and if not, then it helps you to post the article information.

Please try it and write back with suggestions or issues.

39 posted on 10/05/2010 4:51:59 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: STARWISE

I’m using Bing but wonder if there is much difference?


40 posted on 10/05/2010 5:55:24 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: SamAdams76

That is outrageous, no town has the legal authority to require leasing of dogs. Take it to court.


41 posted on 10/05/2010 7:12:48 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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To: Buckhead

Were the dogs of war leased or unleased? Did they have a lease to purchase arrangement with a one dollar buy out at the end? I used to offer that on printing equipment.


42 posted on 10/05/2010 7:19:10 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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To: cynwoody
[not a government agency trying to ensure fair outcomes, not to worry.]
 
Well, there is... this.   But I'm sure THEY would never try to influence outcomes {cough}.

43 posted on 10/05/2010 9:14:25 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Outlaw Woman
>>They tweak Google all the time with cartoons etc.


44 posted on 10/05/2010 9:17:23 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: george76
IX Quick doesn't take the data Google does and without ripping them off. It is the ethical get-around (compared to scroogle.org).
45 posted on 10/05/2010 10:24:11 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I’m not all that happy about the new “instant google” feature. It gets underfoot like a group of hungry cats.

The other night, as I was googling for the dirt on the late Tyler Clementi, the instant feature started turning itself off as I got warmer. It was almost as if it didn't want to gross me out without at least having me hit Enter first.

46 posted on 10/05/2010 11:07:21 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: LomanBill
I was reading they now have over 800,000 servers spread across several dozen data centers around the world. They pack their computers into standard 1AAA shipping containers — 1160 machines per container, two CPUs, 16GB, two hard drives per machine. 250 kw power consumption. Each computer has its own battery backup (cheaper and more easily scalable than a central battery backup).

I wonder how many boxes the NSA has?

47 posted on 10/05/2010 11:22:00 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: STARWISE

Re: “private mode”:

A) Google still sees your IP address, and hence can associate your search data with that; and

B) No matter what your privacy setting or even alternative search engines are, your Internet service provider sees every single bit coming and going from your house. (Except for encrypted data....) How much do you trust them?


48 posted on 10/05/2010 11:30:13 AM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: Yossarian

Not at all.

What’s the sense of “in private browing” then?

It’s a sham?


49 posted on 10/05/2010 11:36:22 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Private mode isn’t a sham, but it is limited in the privacy it offers you (not much). It just makes it harder, but not impossible, for a web site to keep track of what you’re up to.

Running some sort of encrypted session to a collection of uncrackable proxy servers I think may be the closest way to obtain some sort of true privacy for your web traffic.


50 posted on 10/05/2010 12:16:00 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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