Update May 1, 2010: I don’t know if Ubervu saw this post, but they fixed the original issue I mentioned by truncating the original HTML titles. I’ve changed the title of this page, and left the post below just as an example of how duplicate content can kill your rankings in Google. Ubervu looks like a great site with a responsive, considerate team so it’s worth checking out.
It appears that Topeka, Kansas has decided that it is willing to to give up its basic identity to an Orwellian multinational corporation without even being asked. The town has changed its name to Google, Kansas for a month in an attempt to get Google to bring their Fiber for Communities program to Topeka.
In my original post about Google and privacy (Why You Shouldn’t Trust Google), I mentioned that one of the problems with a single company controlling so much data is that there is no way to know who may someday have access to that data.
For examples of undesirable entities who may someday have access to your entire life from cradle to the grave via Google’s massive databases, I will quote from my previous post: Continue reading
Here are some more developments in the Google/privacy issue since I wrote my original article about Why You Shouldn’t Trust Google.
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, confirmed what I wrote about Google and privacy in my previous post — Google is not the only one with access to their massive databases of your personal information: Continue reading
Google gets even more sinister:
More Google privacy warnings.
When The Police wrote the stalker-classic song “Every Move you Make” they probably weren’t thinking that a Google application for your cellphone would make their promise “I’ll be watching you” so easy…
Called Latitude, a new Google application allows users to track the physical location of friends and family from their mobile phone or computer. Already, frightened parents and privacy groups are thinking about the safety implications.
Google’s new browser was just released. There are already privacy issues:
My longer post on how to protect yourself against Google is coming soon, but in the meantime here is another article about Google and privacy:
As promised, I have one more longer post about Google and privacy risks coming soon.
In the meantime, here are some recent related news items about technology and privacy: