actually, it's just you who found another one of my threads to bitch about me in.hoffman2k wrote:Not a coinky dink - Just you who found another topic to be a bitch about.
Yes, but the owner of the ID is aware he has an ID. It's mandatory, but also done with the owner's knowledge and effectively a form of consent when compared to covert, unsolicited data-mining.hoffman2k wrote: And the Electronic ID is mandatory... You get fined for not having it on you.
'play this one out' ?hoffman2k wrote: The funny thing off course is the fact that you want to play this one out as a "big corporation" collecting your data. While you're going to be typing on an OS (regardless which one) that sends/asks update info and such from the manufacturer on regular basis.
I'm aware of the implications of using my OS, I don't need to be reminded by you.
OSX and GOOGLE are two very different entities as far as I'm concerned. Through using their OS or owning their hardware, apple might know a little about me...stuff I know that they know, info I'm aware they've collected. GOOGLE collecting data via my usage of ableton.com ? ...lol, who knows what exactly is being collected and/or how it's going to be used. Targetting me with ADS ?...no thanks. So far, despite using OSX, I haven't been invaded by ADS. It's only when using the net and google that such invasions of privacy seem to arise...
Yep, I'm aware of this too. What's your point exactly ? First of all you'll have to assume I'm all in favour of those databases if you think you're going to catch me in some logical trap for being suspicious of google-analytics.com, secondly that would be a piss-poor comparison.hoffman2k wrote: Not to mention that all your medical data is stored on a server that could always be hacked. Along with police records, school records and work history...
Only one getting pissy so far is you, it's been quite civilized till you arrived old bean. As I've said, the 'businesses' are just one party in this data exchange, google is the one of most concern. get it?hoffman2k wrote: Hell, my medical records are on a chip like my ID.
This topic is just a whole lot of getting pissy about nothing. "Businesses" install it to see which sections of their website are more popular. Thats pretty much the only argument you have.
Again, what's your point here ? can we stick to google-analytics.com or are we going to compare it to the CIA etc until it can be seen as comparatively benign ?hoffman2k wrote: Man, if you're worried about google.. Research what the MPAA, Sony, Waves, Cyber Police and copyright infringement bounty hunters can do to collect your data.
Install something like Peer Guardian to get an idea of how many corporations are trying to access your computer each and every single day..