Monday, November 13, 2006

Google as the new Big Brother

Lets hear it for surveillance! I've been wondering about this for some time, as Google gets bigger and bigger and as they offer to host all of our information for us (take for instance this blog or my email which relies on Google's Gmail servers). When the power of information possession is in the hands of a megacorporation should we fear them as much as we fear a totalitarian government?

5 comments:

Cabs said...

mmm..... very creepy indeed. one can hardly bare to ponder this for long.... 'twil drive you mad.

yet again -- time to slide off to costa rica and live off the grid perhaps?

shnitzle said...

not a bad idea!

Cabs said...

yeah.... check it out over at Musings.......

John said...

Hi, Im from Melbourne Australia.
Did you know all postings made on any and every blog etc are monitored and accessible by google.

shnitzle said...

yes i did know. thanks for the reminder though. always the interesting part of any critique.