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FTC Nabs Google. 1st of Many to Come?

  1. jacharless profile image81
    jacharlessposted 4 years ago

    This may sound like small potatoes, but it is not. Might be a sign of more such revelations behind what the mogul search is really doing? Take for example: extracting your private emails for relevant search queries and adverts. Think Buzz on steroids.

    Your thoughts.


    1. msorensson profile image65
      msorenssonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I noticed that...so I was not imagining it after all..Thanks.
      No it is important..so it is good that you brought it up

      1. jacharless profile image81
        jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Am afraid you were not imagining this. The mogul search giant believes it is ethical because the users account [gmail, android app, G+, blogger, mobile software, ecom or search engine query] are under the same umbrella -theirs, giving them the right to use said information. In short, they have admitted, again, like they were forced to with Buzz and now the Browser tracking, their intention is to monopolize and force consumers into using their products. Their whinny is they fear Bing-Facebook with exceed them in social commerce and social search. Which has actually happened and increasing daily. Still, because they are correct in that estimate, does not warrant privacy violation and bullying. My guess is BigG just played their hand.


        1. jonnycomelately profile image87
          jonnycomelatelyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Most interesting, thanks for bringing this up James.
          I am questioning the relationship between Google and Hub Pages.  Got any information?

          1. jacharless profile image81
            jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Am not at liberty to disclose the relationship between parties. But, the information coming across my desk, from well respected web "watchdog" companies and search engine "tenders" is the issue with BigG is going to get even bigger, as they continue pushing the limits of what constitutes their acceptable content, links, etc by users of their products -across the board. One major problem looming is the social commerce, the next curve of web business. One that includes Play, Android and your mobile device, as folks drive passed local shops, stores.

            As far as PPC advertising goes, I do not foresee any major changes, here on HP, until more private advertisers come on board. The DoubleClick Ad network is just so massive, unless site owners are getting upwards of one million unique per month, Microsoft Pub Network {Bing}, etc will not pick up the publisher. It is a rock-hard place scenario; David-Goliath scenario.

            My personal recommendation is to begin building strong ties with Bing-Facebook {regardless of whether or not I "like" FB. lol} and Yahoo {the oldest and wisest of search engines}.


            1. msorensson profile image65
              msorenssonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Cool..although, really, I love both Google and Facebook..lol

  2. ptosis profile image80
    ptosisposted 4 years ago

    Google keeps (& scans!) all your email to a third party storage

    Another: if have voice mail, that is also recorded and kept forever.

    "Discover how Google’s hidden political agenda threatens individual freedom, democracy, and national sovereignty." - http://www.searchanddestroybook.com/

    Google knows about

    • What you think

    • What you read

    • What you watch

    • What you write/receive

    • Who you’ve communicated with, what you talked about

    • What you believe

    • Everywhere you go on the Internet

    • What you plan to do or where you’re going

    • Where your home, work, commutes and hangouts are

    • You and your family’s voiceprints and faceprints

    • You and your family’s medical history and health status

    • Your financial worth, status, and purchases

    1. msorensson profile image65
      msorenssonposted 4 years ago in reply to this


  3. timorous profile image92
    timorousposted 4 years ago

    That $22.5 Million fine there were just slapped with is a drop in the bucket for Google. I suspect it won't be the last of many slaps. They will continue to push the privacy envelope, until the FTC and the supreme court orders them to shut down. It's coming...