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Apple and Google are spying on you

Original post made by fanboi on Dec 18, 2010

Everyone knows how much Facebook is spying on its users. There is along article in the Wall Street Journal today saying that Apple and Google are even worse; selling your private information to 3rd party advertisers without your permission. Is this over-sensational journalism or a real problem?

And is it a coincidence that the founders of all these companies are Palo Alto residents?

Wall Street Journal: Web Link

Comments (3)

Posted by the watcher, a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Shhhhh! No comment. Big brother might be micro-spying. *|*


Posted by Anon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 23, 2010 at 2:17 am

I just have this gut feeling that corporations & the government ... the corporatocracy, are going to push these computer intrusions as far as they can go and they will not regulate or stop until there is some kind of either hardware or software that is smart enough to monitor our home computers for connections outside to the internet.

It is ridiculous that there has been virtually no attempt to tighten security, and I suppose maybe we actually want the government to be able to go into our machines if they limited their intrusions to terrorists, but I don't believe they will.

Imagine if your corporation could find a way to get the data off a competitor employee's computer and steal a new invention or counter a new strategy?


Posted by fanboi, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 23, 2010 at 8:46 am

The government has nothing to do with this. Perhaps that is the problem.


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