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[2]: It's not just sinister
by phoudoin on Wed 18th Apr 2012 14:37 UTC in reply to "RE: It's not just sinister"
phoudoin
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In what way your point make invalid mine?
Mine is that the list of *all* personal data collected by Apple must (in some countries, maybe not your but at least mine), by law be accessible and, on demand, deleted.

I'm not saying that Google don't collect a lot (more, most probably) personal data. What I'm saying is that so far they don't refuse your right to access them and update/delete.

I fail to see how making a profit from mobile business instead of profiled advertizing change anything here. Collecting personal data comes with rights and duties. Nobody is above them.

Or should.

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