Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th May 2013 21:33 UTC
Google Why does Google get so much credit in the technology industry? Why, despite the company's many obvious failings, do many geeks and enthusiasts still hold a somewhat positive view on the all-knowing technology giant? A specific talk at Google I/O this week provides the answer.
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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Sun 19th May 2013 22:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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True. That's the history.

However, that was not my point. There is an enormously huge difference between transparency, privacy, security and "hiding something". You can be transparent and stay secure, private, not hiding anything "bad".

I understand current american way of thinking about these problems: some people really push the vision of "terrorism" and that "if you hide something then you're a terrorist, you're not TRANSPARENT". That's not othe point I make.

First hackers faced different problems. There was no internet, no "evil guys" lurking inside your multi-user lab machine. There was just he, me and couple of other collegues. They could just happily hack on the code.
They trusted each other, because they knew each other personally. That is not the case today.

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