Google gazillionaire says the Internet is doomed

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  1. zaiger

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    Sergey Brin wearing prototype Google Glasses (via scobleizer)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/15/web-freedom-threat-google-brin

    I am a fan of Sergey. I have always has good experiences with Google products: Gmail, Android etc. The guy seems to have his head on his shoulders and knows what he is talking about. For all the criticism Google has gotten imho they have done a lot of good for the web and technology innovation in general.
     
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    While I agree with a lot of what this article and person are saying, his criticism of Facebook sounds more like sour grapes than anything else.
     
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    china has controlled their citizens' internet for so long, they dont know what facebook or twitter are

    also, i herd that whenever you wanna sign up on their forums you've to enter your ID / social security number

    they track forum GOTIS' this way, called that a 'human flesh search'
     
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    There's one problem with this assessment: Its only true as long as telcoms control everything. As the technology required to broadcast informaiton over long distances becomes smaller and smaller, you will see many "levels" of the internet rise up. TPB was talking about putting servers on solar powered weather balloons. As hilarious as this seems, its not as ridiculous as it seems. No government ever succesfully controlled fuckin PRINT media, let alone the internet. Its a wild hydra that can grow heads faster than you can cut them.

    There's wireless particles seeping through all of us now, and its only going to get stronger, who knows how many bizarre different "Internets" there are going to be in 30 years. I am not afraid in the slightest.
     
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    I think the biggest danger is that the people in charge (political charge at least) most of the time have no idea about how the internet works and/or are corrupted, which leads to things like SOPA/ACTA even coming close to being put through.

    I don't think the internet is doomed. Free information is very powerful and I heavily doubt people will just sit there and let it be taken away from them. Regardless, the increase in attempts at controlling the internet are still worrying and should give something to think about.
     
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    Fearmongering. The day they actually censor and regulate the internet in The United States is the day that everyone living in Washington DC is dragged out into the street and murdered.
     
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    I took the most important parts of this article in:

    Google Jew badmouths Facebook.
     
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    There will be a time when the people march onto the streets and hang these Republicrats from lampposts for the Nazis that they are.
     
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    Says the nigger who tracks everything you do for advertising purposes and allows vendors to lock down your devices tighter than apple's (lol @ the fsf bashing apple for doing this two years ago)
     
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    Well, now that I'm more awake, it occurs to me that the Judicial system still stands between us and most of these fucktarded politicians, so there's still a decent amount of hope. Other than that, yeah, lampposts, or, for the more fat ones, sturdy trees.
     
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    Holy fucking shit PerpA, I never knew you could actually say something that sounds about right. I underestimated you.
     
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    it's not that they don't understand it, they're afraid. afraid a world where the sheep turn around and charge the sheep driver. they've seen what we can do, and they don't like it.

    also yeah, I would totally buy more stuff legitimately if it was as easy as pirating it, seriously, a lot of this stuff you can't find ANYWHERE anymore. also I don't have the money, I'd rather spend my cash being able to eat than to get the latest RPG
     
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    It's not the man it's the position. Google may be cuddly now but all we have currently that Google's monopoly on information, and the terrifying power that comes with that, won't be abused is his good word and character. I'll be a "fan" of Sergey when he starts genuinely trying to find a way to give people genuine power over their lives and the information needed to do that. Until then he's just another corporate scumbag hoarder.
     
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    I actually like Google to some degree. If they'd allow the user a little more privacy, it would be nice, but their services make the internet better as a whole. Plus their OS (ChromeOS) is pretty nice looking.
    If Google didn't offer as many free services as it does, I would complain, but it's been great about syncing my favorites on Chromium between computers.
     
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    What do you mean? Is Google used for something besides invading peoples' privacy?
     
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    IMO if you want privacy don't post your "private" information OTI. Google doesn't have any personal information that you don't give them.
     
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    Well, I use gmail, google search, chromium, and news, and it makes my life easier.
     
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    At least questioning google is a bit less moronic than facebook's users who complain about their privacy being "shared", when that's the whole damn point of making a facebook account.
     
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    I want to punch that faggot in the face for seriously using the word "blogosphere".
     
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    Sorry, I'm proof that it's possible. And plenty of people on /co/ like them both too. And even though /co/ is shit, it's pretty much better than the overrated /b/ and /b/ 2.0 (aka /v/).
     
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    wut. I never plan on going to /co/. Ever.
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    He's upset because he cannot datamine facebook data.
    Also if he wants to protect people's data from the Government, well then Google should delete that data every few month's or so.
    It will go a long way to protecting people from freedom of speech incrimination.
    If there's no Data Google doesn't have anything to hand over, FBI has nothing to get, they move on, person is safe.