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Posted: 23 Aug 10, 21:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or at least, according to this guy..

http://www.prisonplanet.com/googles-plans-to-take-over-the-internet-exposed.html

Conspiracy theory?  Legitimate?

Thoughts.. ?


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Posted: 23 Aug 10, 23:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ha ha...it froze at 2:19 and has thus far refused to right itself.  It's clearly all true.

Interesting point early on about numbing the masses to intrusive technologies by giving things like street view for free. Even the act of googling people is de rigueur now.  Nobody thinks anything of poking around on google or social networking sites for information on potential personal or business partners and contacts, old friends or people you're just curious about for whatever reason.  It's common as dirt, and yet you'd never dream of a corresponding real world process without the screen of technology and anonymity.  I've done it myself dozens of times, almost reflexively.

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Posted: 25 Aug 10, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saw an article today that made me think of my previous comment.  I've been warning my son for a year now that job hunting and even his eventual application to college/uni could be negatively impacted by unsavoury content and/or poor presentation on his Facebook page or or other publicly accessible spaces.  He's chalked it up to the ramblings of an out of touch old person, but so common is the practice that Germany may legally limit potential employers consideration of some types of internet content in their hiring decisions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/business/global/26fbook.html?_r=1&hp


Another potentially invasive practice that is totally encouraged in the mainstream by safety experts and advice columnists is for women to google and otherwise technologically probe the living hell out of potential suitors.  When did this practice become a safety imperative?  I certainly never equated dating with dire peril prior to 1998 or so.