恐怖的Google

  早上一来,先开QQ,然后RTX,outlook,最后是Gmail,看看有啥新东西。哟,朋友手机被偷了,打个招呼。

  如图:

  随即点了一下邮件,恐怖的事情出现了。

  如果说邮件相关广告显示还是可以理解,那么聊天记录相关的广告显示出来,我就很介意了。我不怀疑Google的实力,我介意的是隐私。
  恐怖的Google,我想这样是会付出代价的。

转:http://sxf.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!5806A9FE6D29E145!297.entry

Google Copies Your Hard Drive – Government Smiles in Anticipation
This article made a very good point on Google recently new version of DS, By EEF
Google Copies Your Hard Drive – Government Smiles in Anticipation
Consumers Should Not Use New Google Desktop

San Francisco – Google today announced a new “feature” of its Google Desktop software that greatly increases the risk to consumer privacy. If a consumer chooses to use it, the new “Search Across Computers” feature will store copies of the user’s Word documents, PDFs, spreadsheets and other text-based documents on Google’s own servers, to enable searching from any one of the user’s computers. EFF urges consumers not to use this feature, because it will make their personal data more vulnerable to subpoenas from the government and possibly private litigants, while providing a convenient one-stop-shop for hackers who’ve obtained a user’s Google password.

“Coming on the heels of serious consumer concern about government snooping into Google’s search logs, it’s shocking that Google expects its users to now trust it with the contents of their personal computers,” said EFF Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston. “If you use the Search Across Computers feature and don’t configure Google Desktop very carefully—and most people won’t—Google will have copies of your tax returns, love letters, business records, financial and medical files, and whatever other text-based documents the Desktop software can index. The government could then demand these personal files with only a subpoena rather than the search warrant it would need to seize the same things from your home or business, and in many cases you wouldn’t even be notified in time to challenge it. Other litigants—your spouse, your business partners or rivals, whoever—could also try to cut out the middleman (you) and subpoena Google for your files.”

The privacy problem arises because the Electronic Communication Privacy Act of 1986, or ECPA, gives only limited privacy protection to emails and other files that are stored with online service providers—much less privacy than the legal protections for the same information when it’s on your computer at home. And even that lower level of legal protection could disappear if Google uses your data for marketing purposes. Google says it is not yet scanning the files it copies from your hard drive in order to serve targeted advertising, but it hasn’t ruled out the possibility, and Google’s current privacy policy appears to allow it.

“This Google product highlights a key privacy problem in the digital age,” said Cindy Cohn, EFF’s Legal Director. “Many Internet innovations involve storing personal files on a service provider’s computer, but under outdated laws, consumers who want to use these new technologies have to surrender their privacy rights. If Google wants consumers to trust it to store copies of personal computer files, emails, search histories and chat logs, and still ‘not be evil,’ it should stand with EFF and demand that Congress update the privacy laws to better reflect life in the wired world.”

For more on Google’s data collection:
http://news.com.com/FAQ+When+Google+is+not+your+friend/2100-1025_3-6034666.html?tag=nl http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/01/21/google_subpoena_roils_the_web http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/01/20/EDGEPGPHA61.DTL http://news.com.com/%20Bill+would+force+Web+sites+to+delete+personal+info/2100-1028_3-6036951.html

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4 Responses to 恐怖的Google

  1. 大头神仙 2006/09/14 at 10:06 #

    应该不会吧,web页面监测用户输入?这应该是一个及其怪异的巧合

  2. 追意 2006/09/14 at 10:20 #

    呵呵,应该是巧合吧。。

  3. interjc 2006/09/15 at 10:11 #

    google的这些广告信息关联是完全自动地,没有人工参与的。你可以看看那些条款。而且如果你实在介意,可以把聊天记录关掉。
    ————-www.interjc.net