OK, it's been some time since my last blog, so its only fitting that I come back with a moerse rant, with some quirky lines and balls to the wall blogging. Last night we were still awake at 1am, and we watched some special on Google, and the stupid people really asked the CEO the dreaded question - "Google knows more about me than I do" and even more stupid - "what do you do with my data?" Anyhoo, Google apparently keeps ALL, yes, ALL queries that you type into that little bar whenever you want something from Google, since 1998, they have kept all those queries, I don't know how true this is, but its possible.
Now, with all that queries and facts about what people search or "Google" they can form categories of data that normally gets searched together, you get the picture. Now, every time you type something into Google, like; How to hijack an Airbus, alarm signals goes off there in the US and a dark room filled with nerds working for the FBI start monitoring your every search. They can do this, should you be logged in they can keep track of what you do or what you search for...if your not logged in they can track your searches with you IP address, your pc's address on the network...
Now that we've established that Google can and actually does keep your search records, let's come to the definitive conclusion that even though they keep all that data, by the tons, can they really harm you? The CEO has admitted to them helping the FBI zoom in on threat-worthy searches, but that's about it.
I honestly can't see how Google can and will sell my data off to some internet marketing company or tell my whole family that I'm searching for love on the internet? Why would a big company like Google do that? Plus, the closest thing they have that puts you at the scene of a crime is an IP address and a bunch of searches, they don't know your name, they don't know your I.D number...or do they? Even if they did, why on this earth would they do something malicious or even a simple “something” with it?
The OS is outie, Google does not sell your bloody information, why would they? Same with Zanya...why would they sell your data? Your most important data is your I.D number, and I have rarely seen any registration page ask for information as such...so you’re safe, stop worrying now, even with RICA...erm, ok with RICA its a different story, the government will actually sell your data to MTN and claim they did not know there is a law or clause protecting your information wherever it may be.