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Google’s Social Circle & Social Search May Not Violate Any Privacy Laws But It Gives Me The Creeps

03.30.2010 · Posted in Privacy

Yesterday I noticed something new in my google search Results from people in your social circle for google social search. It looked like this When I clicked on the link that said Results from people in your social circle for google social search it took me to a page that was just content from my ...

E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy

01.12.2010 · Posted in eBooks, Privacy

Thinking about an ebook reader? Concerned about ebooks and privacy? Just curious? The EFF's E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy v1.1 has answers to questions like Can they monitor what you're reading? Is the device ONLY compatible with books purchased from an associated eBook store? Can they keep track of book searches? Can they keep track ...

What do you think of Google Flu Trends?

11.12.2008 · Posted in Google, Privacy

I'll admit it, I'm sucker for Google products - Reader, Gmail, Docs, Blogger, Chrome and I know on some level the dangers of that.  I have lots of bookmarks in delicious about it.  This morning while I was watching the news  I heard mention of something new - Google Flu Trends.  According the the site: ...

I’m not narcisitic, you’re eavesdropping

In many of the articles I read about the Social Web, especially Twitter, the author laments that they don't care that I had a peanut butter and banana sandwich for lunch, or what I thought of the latest American Idol. I've long felt that these writers are missing the point and this week I came ...