Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Apr 2012 08:26 UTC
Internet & Networking "The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The threat to the freedom of the internet comes, he claims, from a combination of governments increasingly trying to control access and communication by their citizens, the entertainment industry's attempts to crack down on piracy, and the rise of 'restrictive' walled gardens such as Facebook and Apple, which tightly control what software can be released on their platforms." That governments - east and west - are trying to destroy the open web, that we know. As for Facebook and Apple... Well, all I know is that it is completely and utterly impossible to check what information Apple has about you. Unlike Google (more here) and to a lesser degree Facebook, Apple provides zero means to see, export, or delete the information they have on you, associated with your Apple ID or otherwise. In 2012, that's just sinister.
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RE[3]: About walled gardens ...
by JAlexoid on Tue 17th Apr 2012 11:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: About walled gardens ..."
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Facebook most definitely has most of your most sensitive information. Painting Google as being worse than Facebook is just plain uninformed.

If you're an Apple user than Apple has much more sensitive information than Google. And with Siri, they have even more. Google's information is surprisingly advertisement oriented, or I guess it's no surprise.

Obviously, if you're Google user then Apple has practically no information about you.

PS: And their ecosystem is as protected as it possibly can, without involving error-prone human review or castrating developers.

Edited 2012-04-17 11:39 UTC

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