GOOGLE STATES GMAIL USERS ARE NOT ENTITLED TO PRIVACY – Emails being sent and received via Google’s Gmail service undergoes an automated process and scans the emails content so that Google is able to deliver appropriate advertisements to the recipient.
Google’s advertising arm, AdWords, is directly responsible for making Google billions of dollars in profits annually and Google continues to explore every conceivable avenue to enrich its owners, executives and shareholders; even if that means infringing upon your privacy.
The statement by Google was in response to yet another lawsuit in a long line of lawsuits against Google for violating privacy laws; it might appear that Google simply doesn’t care about violating your right or breaking the law for any punishment, generally involving financial fines, is merely a drop in the bucket considering how much money it makes from violating your rights.
It’s been a long year for Google, in and out of court on all manner of charges from manipulating its search engine to kill off competitors to collecting private data illegally during its ‘Street View’ campaign.
Internet users need to understand the true nature of the beast for the beast is not a man nor carries the mark of a beast; it is merely a corporation that has evolved into a machine that not only feels it should police the world’s content via its search engine algorithms but also be permitted to know everything about online users through its vast data collecting capabilities; often of which is obtained illegally.
The issue with Gmail is but a tiny cog in Google’s massive money making machine. Whilst Google heavily penalizes websites in the search results for placing advertisements above the fold (that’s at the top or near the top of a web page – something that it’s AdWords for Publisher’s ‘AdSense’ advises in order to maximize revenue) Google Search breaks these rules by placing advertisements at the top and right side. Yes what is good for the Goose (Google) is detrimental to the Gander (all other websites).
Late year the U.S Department of Justice dismissed claims that Google was manipulating its search engine algorithms in order to squeeze out the competition. The case literally stank of corruption for less than a year later a mirror investigation by the European Trade Commission uncovered evidence which then promoted Google to come out and admit it had long been engaged in the practice in order to ensure its own services took prime position.
Move on and last week it was discovered Google’s new Android phone operating system included a feature that is able to track the user’s movements; even if that user turns off the wi-fi facility.
Again with Google being able to track your every movement it will be able to apply the data to delivering relevant advertisements; such as you standing outside a Starbucks with an advertisement offering you a discount on Starbucks coffee.
You can maneuver this any way you like but this is nothing short of sinister and Google’s ultimate goal is to get people to wear its Google Glass device that would end all forms of privacy; even for those standing near you as it has the ability to capture photographs, video and even record conversations others are having.
Google’s unofficial slogan of ‘Don’t Do Evil’ is nothing short of a complete and utter farce as Google moves closer and closer to its goal of being able to track and monitor every living person on the planet and all in pursuit of money that will eventually make Google untouchable.
Are internet users being paranoid or are the claims that Google is infringing on people’s privacy valid.
The evidence suggests a sinister tone; think about how Google suppresses the competition through manipulating it search algorithms. Look closely at how it illegally acquired personal date during its ‘Street View’ campaign. See how Google wants to track your every movement through the developments of it Android phone operating system and finally tying it altogether with Google Glass; the result is that the average citizen will be tracked, monitored and spied upon so that Google can continue to grow its advertisement revenue.
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