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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Who Do You Trust Most?

As we may all know by now, Google has accidently collected reams of data in Germany while doing its street level photography.  It turns out that they were picking up data from unsecured Wireless Networks.  The latest state of play is to be found in this article, from The New York Times

The question is, who do you trust more on this issue regarding destroying the data?
  1. Google
  2. The German Government 
This is a hard choice.  Given how Google has been playing footsie with China, I don't much trust them, notwithstanding their motto. On the other hand, nin the article the Germans come across as just a bit too self-righteous.

Regards  —  Cliff

  I am one of those, counting on the fact that, as my neighbor behind me says, my technology is too old and too slow to bother paying attention to.
  For those of you under the age of about 55, bear in mind that before the Wall came down there was the Stasi, and before that there was the Gestapo, and all those folks peered into all sorts of private information sources.  It might be genetic.

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