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(NBC News)   Google's Eric Schmidt believes in privacy all of a sudden   (nbcnews.com) divider line 29
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3555 clicks; posted to Business » on 15 Apr 2013 at 4:08 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-04-15 04:17:41 PM
Weirdly, he muses on the more outlandish scenarios than the real ones people complain about with Google.

Maybe it's because the drones aren't powered by Google Maps/Earth.
 
2013-04-15 04:33:00 PM
Copy/paste Google Glass comment from previous thread.
 
2013-04-15 05:08:43 PM
Wait for a 180 as soon as Google finds a way to make money off selling ads on drones.
 
2013-04-15 05:16:57 PM
He's just worried that paparazzi will video him hunting h1b visa holders on his mansion grounds.
 
2013-04-15 05:21:55 PM
Do as I say, don't do as I do...
 
2013-04-15 05:47:27 PM

Obbi: Weirdly, he muses on the more outlandish scenarios than the real ones people complain about with Google.


Because, running Google Inc, he retains his own privacy but drones can hurt him.
 
2013-04-15 06:01:51 PM
What a sleazy asshole this guy is.
 
2013-04-15 06:17:49 PM
When Google stops demanding I put my real name and photograph on the Internet, I might start to believe someone at Google gives a damn about my security and privacy. The "don't be evil" crap at Google was stomped into the ground on the day of their IPO.
 
2013-04-15 06:26:53 PM
You misunderstand him - he's not against drones. Just private drones.

As long as rich people can use drones, either by paying for such programs or by ensuring that only government officials can use them (at their behest), they don't have to worry about poor people using them for their own needs instead of, say, using Google services to obtain information about their neighbors.

He doesn't want competition.
 
2013-04-15 06:57:15 PM
Fark Google and its entire cast of characters
 
2013-04-15 07:06:34 PM
How does his argument work with cameras on sticks?

i01.i.aliimg.com
 
2013-04-15 08:17:44 PM
FormlessOne:

He doesn't want competition.

THIS
 
2013-04-15 08:44:36 PM
You people are disingenuous ass-hats.  Google doesn't invade your privacy.  Don't want to use a google service? Don't use it!  Don't want to be recorded in your backyard by a flying camera? Sure, don't sign up for...OH WAIT! It's not the same goddamned thing at all!

Jackasses.
 
2013-04-15 08:49:33 PM
Ahem... Google tracks you all across the internet even if you have never used their services... never heard of google-analytics have you ?
 
2013-04-15 08:54:55 PM

malle-herbert: Ahem... Google tracks you all across the internet even if you have never used their services... never heard of google-analytics have you ?


Google Analytics?  What, you mean that tool that lets you analyze how customers are using your website in order to improve it?  THAT thing?  Oh yeah, that's evil.  That's the thing that's functionally equivalent to observing patrons in your store?  THAT Thing?
 
2013-04-15 09:03:53 PM
No.. it's the part of google that is integrated into almost every frikki'n webpage on the net so it can track your every move...
(google-analytics.com)
Every website you ever visited...every page you looked at everything you clicked on etc...

All this information is gathered and stored by google to build an 'anonymous' profile of you...
 
2013-04-15 09:11:25 PM
Google is basically a 'drone' following you around the internet recording everything...

They have pictures of your house, car, pet, boy / girlfriend, friends, family, every store you have ever visited and everything you have ever bought...

But I bet you are one of those people that doesn't mind as long as they dont ask you for any 'personal' information...
 
2013-04-15 09:20:09 PM

malle-herbert: Ahem... Google tracks you all across the internet even if you have never used their services... never heard of google-analytics have you ?


You mean that script that I have automatically blocked in Firefox?  Along with Google Ad-Sense, whatever the fark that is?

Google can only track you and sell your identity to the highest bidder if you're not savvy enough to deprive them of the opportunity.
 
2013-04-15 09:23:15 PM
And THAT's the whole problem... most people AREN'T that savvy....
 
2013-04-15 09:27:45 PM
Or they just don't give a flying f*ck... until it comes back to bite them in the ass...

And most people don't even realise that they're being screwed over by Google, Microsoft Bang or FaceFark etc...
 
2013-04-15 09:46:33 PM

Lexx: malle-herbert: Ahem... Google tracks you all across the internet even if you have never used their services... never heard of google-analytics have you ?

Google Analytics?  What, you mean that tool that lets you analyze how customers are using your website in order to improve it?  THAT thing?  Oh yeah, that's evil.  That's the thing that's functionally equivalent to observing patrons in your store?  THAT Thing?


If by observing your patrons you mean follow them to the next store and the next and then home and for the rest of their lives after that.  Yah, that thing.

Disingenuous ass-hat, good ring to that one, the sort of thing that should be remembered in some way, some sort of marker that permanently affixes information to a particular individual.
 
2013-04-16 02:52:42 AM

malle-herbert: No.. it's the part of google that is integrated into almost every frikki'n webpage on the net so it can track your every move...
(google-analytics.com)
Every website you ever visited...every page you looked at everything you clicked on etc...

All this information is gathered and stored by google to build an 'anonymous' profile of you...


so?
 
2013-04-16 02:54:40 AM

malle-herbert: Google is basically a 'drone' following you around the internet recording everything...

They have pictures of your house, car, pet, boy / girlfriend, friends, family, every store you have ever visited and everything you have ever bought...

But I bet you are one of those people that doesn't mind as long as they dont ask you for any 'personal' information...


malle-herbert: Or they just don't give a flying f*ck... until it comes back to bite them in the ass...

And most people don't even realise that they're being screwed over by Google, Microsoft Bang or FaceFark etc...


you sound insane.
 
2013-04-16 03:40:01 AM
heh, for a sec I thought that said "piracy"
 
2013-04-16 07:00:28 AM
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People believe in things that benefit them.
 
2013-04-16 09:02:01 AM
Picture of what a private drone might look like.

www.jlisjournal.org
 
2013-04-16 10:16:21 AM

Prince George: Picture of what a private drone might look like.

[www.jlisjournal.org image 800x518]


Public place = no expectation of privacy.  Drones can fly anywhere, and private use of them certainly won't have the same amount of individual oversight as lawmakers have to google's mapping project.

Stop making goddamn false equivalencies, you jackasses.  Google's CEO, who probably has to spend more hours of his life than ANYONE contemplating privacy issues & legislation, is freaked out at the idea that his neighbor can buy a $200 drone and fly it over his yard & monitor his family in their home.  Yes, it's a legitimate concern.  No, this is not the place to go on your mindless bashing.
 
2013-04-16 10:39:36 AM

Lexx: Prince George: Picture of what a private drone might look like.

[www.jlisjournal.org image 800x518]

Public place = no expectation of privacy.  Drones can fly anywhere, and private use of them certainly won't have the same amount of individual oversight as lawmakers have to google's mapping project.

Stop making goddamn false equivalencies, you jackasses.  Google's CEO, who probably has to spend more hours of his life than ANYONE contemplating privacy issues & legislation, is freaked out at the idea that his neighbor can buy a $200 drone and fly it over his yard & monitor his family in their home.  Yes, it's a legitimate concern.  No, this is not the place to go on your mindless bashing.


Go home Mr Schmidt, you're drunk.

Welcome to fark, I think it goes without saying that we're all of the same mind when it comes to these things, its just also fun to point out the irony of him leading the charge.  This guy built an empire out of wiggling around privacy laws, pushing the boundaries of acceptable collection strategies and even delving into the beyond acceptable whenever they can get away with it (wardriving routers while mapping streets, etc etc).  It kind of makes you wonder what his opinion would have been if following every single person around with such a drone was a viable business model for google instead.
 
2013-04-16 12:04:31 PM
I believe that he is pushing the topic specifically because Google wants to use drones.  He's right that there is very little regulation that applies to drones and (almost) none that applies *specifically* to drones.  What he's trying to do is raise it as an issue (using scary stories) and thereby prompt some action on regulation.  Why would he do that?  Because he wants Google to be able to help shape that regulation via lobbying of all sorts.
 
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