Tag Archives: Google

Sgrouples, The Privacy Revolution, and Me – At Last!

August 20, 2012

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Oh, you’ve heard me say it long and loud: everything we do online is monitored, and it’s heinous. Our online information and activities is much more than a data collection for targeted advertising, it’s social engineering and a means to control us. Did you know that Facebook is going to be implementing facial recognition software?! […]

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Great Googly Moogly

February 19, 2012

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While restoring my computer from a virus and reformat a few weeks ago, I dug up a whole bunch of old bookmarks I’d saved. One of them included a video about the horrors of Google Maps! This was when Street View had just been released. Ahhhhh!!! :run:

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To All You Google+ Users

January 30, 2012

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My friend Carole wrote a very informative and enlightening post about Google+, Why I Deleted / Downgraded My G+ Profile. You MUST READ the post and the links she includes if you have signed up for Google+ or are thinking about it. My problem is this: I do not want to put my last name […]

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Google Goes Pay-Per-Post

February 12, 2009

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Well, well, well. I am not surprised. I am simply elated that the truth comes out. Techcrunch says Google uses sponsored posts to pump Google ratings in Asia. Google is undoubtedly the dominant search engine globally, but in a few countries such as Korea (Naver), Russia (Yandex) or Japan, local competitors are winning. Especially Japan, […]

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They Know What’s Best For Us

October 8, 2008

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I saw Aaron Russo’s “America: Freedom to Fascism” again last night. He has this short video in the film. Watch this video– it’s hilarious! And very provoking. I thought it was perfect timing especially after reading that Google is starting a new program within Gmail to “help” us. Google has adapted its free email service […]

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Lord Google, May I Buy Some Bread?

October 1, 2008

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I HATE Google. I HATE them I HATE them I HATE them. Why is the whole world becoming subject to this crappy, selfish, small-minded control-freaked company? Yeah, you can guess what happened. They killed my Page Rank on another blog. I was actually surprised to even get PR last time around, because it seems they […]

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Google’s Chrome: We Own You

September 3, 2008

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OK, so maybe Google doesn’t exactly OWN you if you download their new browser, Chrome. But get this, taken from their terms of service if you download the browser: “By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, […]

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Cuil: Google’s Nemesis?

July 30, 2008

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Well, the bloggers and news outlets are abuzz with the newly released Cuil (pronounced “cool”). It’s the brainchild of a former Google employee, and went live Monday. After the latest severe swath of Page Rank deaths (Freaky Frugalite got a 0, thank so much you Google jerks; except Andrew- you’re not a jerk), we are […]

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Google Wins Anonymizing Agreement

July 15, 2008

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Yesssssssssssssss! This is such good news that it deserves to be in a post. The other day, I lamented that Viacom was suing YouTube (owned by Google) because YouTube users have been uploading videos that breached “copyright laws.” A NY judge (darn those NY judges, always making trouble, grr!) ruled that Viacom can meddle with […]

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YouTube is Dead

July 11, 2008

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Have you heard the news? I got my VistaNews e-zine today to see an article about YouTube being sued by Viacom, the huge media conglomerate that owns MTV, Paramount Pictures, and DreamWorks, and more. Viacom is using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to force YouTube to remove videos that have been posted by users […]

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