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(Reuters)   The Long Arm of the Google: Google knows all, sees all, especially if you're stupid   ( divider line
    More: Scary, Google, stolen art, computer power, berg Markets, GCHQ  
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14107 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Feb 2013 at 10:39 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-21 10:45:14 AM  
3 votes:
Some lawmaker in Illinois wants to ban anonymous comments from the internet. I hate Illinois Nazis
2013-02-21 04:53:46 PM  
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Chinchillazilla: I remember reading about a family who Googled "how to kill an old person" before attempting to beat their grandfather to death.

/they also Googled "if you hit someone across the back of the head with a brick will they die?"

LOL how the hell could anyone possibly defend their case after that? That's like the definition of a holy grail for a cop.
/case closed.
2013-02-21 03:13:20 PM  
1 vote:
First they came for the art thieves, but I said nothing because I was not an art thief.
2013-02-21 11:44:21 AM  
1 vote:

tricycleracer: Stoker: The Sun Sentinel found "almost 800 cops from a dozen agencies driving 90 to 130 mph on our highways" - in a state where speeding cops have caused at least 320 crashes and 19 deaths since 2004.
Shows the laws are not for everyone in the eyes of cops.

A FHP Trooper who I know personally told me that since they're "trained drivers", Troopers aren't dangerous at high speeds.

He told me this while piloting his 4-door Ram 1500 down I-4 in excess of 100 MPH in traffic.

That's a bunch of BS.  People base their decisions to change lanes and pull out into traffic thinking the other drivers are no faster than a certain speed.  A trooper blowing past this limit can ONLY be bad.  And if you do the math, unless you're driving cross country, speeding might save you 1 or 2 minutes at best going to your destination.  Not worth it.
2013-02-21 11:21:14 AM  
1 vote:

TheGogmagog: Your ISP has a log of the IPs you've visited

No, we don't.  It's not worth the disk space.  With a subpoena you could get us to reveal some basic information (which customer was using a particular IP at a given time & date, for example) as long as we've got logs back that far.  To get us to actually track someone's surfing habits would require a court order, and I can't remember the last time we were asked to do such a thing.
2013-02-21 10:55:42 AM  
1 vote:
Hold on. This comb is a series of algorithms and filters. It's not a room of people parsing your personal records and finding out that you watched porn at work.

And referencing the Sun Sentinel review of cop-speeders, is irrelevant to Google. In this particular case, your argument is against Big Data, not specifically Google.

So about Big Data:

Mind you, Bing, Yahoo (powered by Bing in the US) are tracking you. Every retailer and credit card company is tracking you. Every bank is checking up on your credit score, and sending you applications to join them. Your ISP has a log of the IPs you've visited. Your phone / cellular carrier tracks the phone numbers you've dialed. The internet is full of resellers of data concerning any speeding violations or convictions, the owner of any particular address, and whether your property is in foreclosure. If you buy something from CafePress, I, as a seller via CP, have information on the buyer and their location.

Please tell me you people aren't this ignorant.

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2013-02-21 10:46:40 AM  
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Marcus Aurelius: "almost 800 cops from a dozen agencies driving 90 to 130 mph on our highways" - in a state where speeding cops have caused at least 320 crashes and 19 deaths since 2004

I bet a Google search would find very few of those happened on limited access highways.

And if you're going less than 90 MPH, for God sakes stay in the right hand lane.

But these asshole will write you a ticket for going 80.  That's the problem.
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