Google: a love/hate relationship

But then on the other side; Google knows everything about me, anytime something is mentioned online about me it indexes it and saves a little copy of it on their servers. It knows what I search, when I searched it, where I’m searching from and that’s just search. Google couples that with my email – Gmail, my web browser – Chrome, my phone – Google Voice, and now Google Buzz, that pretty much sums of my life and possibly yours. If you use any of Google’s products: Maps, Froogle, Earth, Chat, Voice, You Tube, News, Chrome and more; then they know where you’re going, what you’re trying to buy, who you’re talking to online, what videos you’re interested in, which news you like, and which websites you visit. Google most likely knows more about us than the United States Government. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Government sits on Google’s board.

What makes Google more deceiving is that they create these services, do a much better job of it, and offer it for free. My question to Google is “what’s the catch?” The catch is that you use our products we index it and soon we’ll control the entire world with your information. Google if they wanted too could sway information that could help Sarah Palin get elected in 2012, or convert Democrats to Republicans. If Google wanted too it could probably solve the worlds hunger problem. Why don’t they? Because then they would give up their cover. There are countless stories where Google altered or limited they’re search results to users for various reasons. Whatever those reasons maybe they still altered search results.

In the end, I hope that Google uses their powers for the greater humanity and I’m partially confident they will. But it’s still a little scary to know what Google knows.

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Airstash a pocket sized wireless media server say whaa

That’s right, the folks at Airstash have come up with a clever way to share and hold your files… on a fat wireless thumb drive.  Letting users wirelessly transfer and view data from there iPhone. I think an iPhone app will come with this. Does it use bluetooth or WLAN?I am not to sure, but I hope its bluetooth. The drive has an SD expansion slot, giving you the ability to expand your storage. On the other side of the device is a USB port, giving you the ability to charge your device. I am pretty sure this device will be used on more than just the iPhone and the iPod Touch. The company says your able to put this device in your pocket and view the files on your smartphone. Wonder what security risk are involved. Details of this device will be officially unveiled at CES 2010. This device seems like an awesome idea. But I am not too fond of the size. Hopefully in the future other companies will release devices similar to the Airstash.

[AirStash via Engadget]

Apple introducing a couple new things tomorrow?

Another rumor going around. Apple is apparently going to release a skew of new hardware, new Macbook design refresh, Redesigned iMacs, Updated Minis, including Snow Leopard Server, Multi-Touch(magical mouse). Heck even a very hard to believe but might possibly be true, a Multi-Touch desktop trackpad that Apple is set to release tomorrow morning. Keeps your eyes open, stay  close to your Macs and iPhones, and check back soon.

Can’t tell you what, obviously. But there’s something brewing. Gruber doesn’t know about it, but the people we care about are being briefed in advance. Stay close to your Mac or iPhone, and have your credit card ready.

via [Fake Steve Jobs]

Dan Lyons Apparently Thinks Yours Truly Hasn’t Heard About the Redesigned Plastic MacBooks, Redesigned (‘Impressive’) iMacs, Updated Minis (Including One That Ships With Mac OS X Server), the Multi-Touch Magic Mouse, and, as the Wildcard I’m-Not-Sure-I-Really-Believe-It-Myself Out-There Rumor, Maybe Even Some Sort of Mentioned-Nowhere-Else-But-in-This-Very-Headline Multi-Touch Trackpad Gadget for Desktop Macs That Apple Is Set to Release Tomorrow Morning

via [Daring Fireball]