Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Jan 2013 23:36 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Meet the new ThinkPad X131e Chromebook: A fast booting, highly customizable laptop PC built with rugged features for the daily rigors of K-12 education. The ThinkPad X131e Chromebook simplifies software and security management for school administrators and provides students and teachers with quick access to thousands of apps, education resources and storage." Lenovo is the third OEM to jump into ChromeOS. Chromebooks have been doing well on Amazon, apparently, too. Android tablets, iPads, the Mac, and now Chromebooks - it must be rainy in Redmond.
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by ThomasFuhringer on Fri 18th Jan 2013 08:13 UTC in reply to "..."
ThomasFuhringer
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2007-01-25

Guess what, I do not care if they record my search requests. If it helps them to provide a service more taylored to me, I actually benefit from the information they collect.
And since they do it openly it is not spying. It is an agreement.

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by flypig on Fri 18th Jan 2013 14:31 in reply to "RE: ..."
flypig Member since:
2005-07-13

It's good to hear that you consider it a fair trade of information for the service.

However, personally I would disagree about it being open. If it were open, you'd have easy access to all of the information that Google collect about you. As far as I'm aware, this is not the case. Moreover, even if you opt-out of using Google's services, it's not clear how much information they nonetheless retain about you.

Unfortunately privacy is also a societal issue, and the decisions other people make affect more than just themselves. Personally I'm very uncomfortable about the quantity of data Google collects and I would much rather privacy was valued more highly.

I'm not saying you're wrong though: everyone makes their own judgement about how they value these things.

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