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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Sorry, I don't work at Google. You better contact them directly.

Yet you make the claim that they sell your/my data. If you want to be a part of a rational discussion, the please defend your claim.

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I did not claim they did, I asked Thom if he would mind IF they did, because Google has much more on him than Apple does, yet he does mind when Apple uses this data and doesn't when Google does it.

Even though you can see what Google has on you, which most people don't know how to get to, apparently they don't delete it when you hit the delete button. You have no control over this data. Google may use it legal or illegal or a befriended employee or hacker may grab the data and export it out of Google.

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