Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Sep 2010 23:04 UTC
Google A few months ago, Google open sourced the VP8 video codec as part of the WebM video project, to create a truly Free/free unencumbered video format for the web as an answer to the non-Free/free patent-encumbered H264 format. Today, Google launched a new image format for the web, WebP, which aims to significantly reduce the file size of photos and images on the web.
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RE: Privacy invasion included
by Laurence on Fri 1st Oct 2010 11:08 UTC in reply to "Privacy invasion included"
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Likely to make it easier for Google to parse the format, identify you and rape your privacy in one solid format.

All that information is easily parsed already from document tags.

Even that aside, advances in image and character recognition means that the image format is irrelevent when scanning for usable information

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