Google CEO Retracts Street View Privacy Joke

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jossrik

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Sounds to me like he was obviously having a little fun, which everyone should be allowed to do. I don't know how long the interview was, or the rapport he had with the interviewer. Sounds kinda like he said a joke, then said no seriously, it's not really that big of an issue.


I'm a PC, and windows ME was my idea. In retrospect, I probably should have kept it to myself.
 

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I agree, he's just showing off his state of the art technology, Google is in the business of keeping trust, so they don't actually want to piss off their customers, unlike some companies, who I will not name.
 

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Nothing new in an opinion coming from him, he has a loose tongue, but for the position he holds, he should be more careful with his comments, he is the CEO of GOOGLE, not a random person.
Still, when you're on internet, you also have to be careful on what do you publish about yourself, though in these cases, that can't be really controlled, specially because how many people will know about the "contact Google to remove the house" and in that group, how many will actually will do it.
 

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While Street View is certainly great, I'm still interested in hearing his defence regarding Google's interception of people's networks.
 

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so, if people are mad that there house is on street view, meaning people can see it. Does that mean they get mad when I drive by? will I need to wear a blindfold when I go down their street?
 

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I'm so tired of Google hiding under the fake "Do not evil" slogan...at least Microsoft and Apple are not trying to deceive anyone.
 

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[citation][nom]ispam[/nom]I'm so tired of Google hiding under the fake "Do not evil" slogan...at least Microsoft and Apple are not trying to deceive anyone.[/citation]

Are you kidding? Apple's first computer costed $666. Talk about not making any attempt to deceive anyone. That might be a bit too honest.
 

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[citation][nom]afforess[/nom]I agree, he's just showing off his state of the art technology, Google is in the business of keeping trust, so they don't actually want to piss off their customers, unlike some companies, who I will not name.[/citation]

Oh, naming companies that lost our trust? How about AT&T? They finally got their customer service act together though. If they'd always answered the phone when I called, I'd have probably kept their service. Google on the other hand, I'd trust them with anything...they've got a perfect rep in my book. It's really shocking how a big (and, inherently, evil) corporation like Google can manage to consistently seem like the good guys. I guess their name sounds innocent though--unlike Raytheon, which just sounds like it's planning on holding Europe for ransom.
 

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[citation][nom]ispam[/nom]I'm so tired of Google hiding under the fake "Do not evil" slogan...at least Microsoft and Apple are not trying to deceive anyone.[/citation]
Right...cuz MS is open about mistakes and Apple atones for what they do and doesn't blames it's users or say they're using it wrong?
 

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"If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."

Should I really have to worry about big brother in the first place?
 

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[citation][nom]TA152H[/nom]Are you kidding? Apple's first computer costed $666. Talk about not making any attempt to deceive anyone. That might be a bit too honest.[/citation]

And their latest Mac Pro costs £4K for the baseline 12 core model.

As soon as you're on the net, there is no such thing as privacy, i'd much prefer my details in the hands of Google rather than some hacker who fancies stealing my money or identity.
 

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[citation][nom]eddieroolz[/nom]While Street View is certainly great, I'm still interested in hearing his defence regarding Google's interception of people's networks.[/citation]

You mean the non-passworded wireless networks they inadvertently connected to while mapping streets?

Rule 1: You don't want people getting on your wireless network? PASSWORD IT.
 

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Just because something is on the ground in my yard, it doesn't give you right to pick it up.
They can't just connect and snoop packets by mistake, so stop being ignorant about it.
I do agree that people should protect themselves however.
 

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[citation][nom]wudu[/nom]Just because something is on the ground in my yard, it doesn't give you right to pick it up.They can't just connect and snoop packets by mistake, so stop being ignorant about it.I do agree that people should protect themselves however.[/citation]
It would be illegal if they picked something up off the front of your yard.. But if its lying in the middle of the street in front of your house, its fair game.
 

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[citation][nom]Griffolion[/nom]And their latest Mac Pro costs £4K for the baseline 12 core model.As soon as you're on the net, there is no such thing as privacy, i'd much prefer my details in the hands of Google rather than some hacker who fancies stealing my money or identity.[/citation]

I'm sorry I wasn't clearer. 666 = Sign of the Devil.

Really weird price, don't you think?
 
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