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Old 23-04-18, 20:07
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Google Accused of Showing ‘Total Contempt’ for Android Users’ Privacy
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Joe Westby is AmnestyInternational's Technology and Human Rights researcher. Recently, in response to Google’s launch of a new messaging service called "Chat", Westby argued that Google, “shows total contempt for Android users’ privacy.”
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I really do not know why people get surprised by this stuff. The only reason and I mean the ONLY reason people like Google, Facebook, Instagram, Skype etc etc etc do this stuff is to make money. The only way social networks can make money is by advertising and if those networks can target ads to individuals then those individuals will be much more likely to buy the products. The massive problem with targeted advertising, though, is that the advertisers need to know you. Where you go, what you eat, what you read, what you wear, who your friends are, where you live and just about every other detail of your personal life.

There is a way around it, don't use the internet for ANYTHING, otherwise you have to live with targeted advertising. What is coming to light at the moment is just the tip of a very very big iceberg in my opinion.
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I really do not know why people get surprised by this stuff.
I think it's because they naïvely expect those you mentioned and others like them to be nice and they simply aren't.
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