Everyone seems to luuurrve Google – maybe rightfully so. While I still use google as my primary search engine, I don’t particularly like the fact that they also know who I keep in touch with (gmail), what news I read (google news), who my friends are (orkut), what I research on (google scholar), what I like to buy (froogle) and so on and on..its beginning to freak me out..
And as if it wasn’t enough, heres what they say about google gulp:
Think a DNA scanner embedded in the lip of your bottle reading all 3 gigabytes of your base pair genetic data in a fraction of a second, fine-tuning your individual hormonal cocktail in real time using our patented Auto-DrinkÃ‚Â™ technology, and slamming a truckload of electrolytic neurotransmitter smart-drug stimulants past the blood-brain barrier to achieve maximum optimization of your soon-to-be-grateful cerebral cortex.
Anyone tried reading their FAQs? Whoa – are they now trying to make me confused too?
To add to my paranoia, just came across an article in Fortune’s May issue titled “Living in a Google world“.(might need a subscription) – It concludes with: “Will consumers be willing to swap one monopoly for another? Does Google deserve the trust that Microsoft has squandered?”.
Even if Google gets me to trust their good nature, I hope they start hiring as good security people as they seem to be hiring OS Gurus.