July 17, 2005

all your clicks are...

Our good friend Scott Thorpe has just started a blog, Spot Marker. He's already got me thinking, with a post [7-15, no perma-links] about how Google is pack-ratting ALL of it...

I have been chatting with some guys over at Google about how they manage their data. The concern is that Google doesn't delete info you want it to. Google is collecting email's, cookie data(what websites you go to) and personal info you use to sign up with them. With the information they are retriving from each individual they can target exactly what kind of person you are. There has never been a better source for learning the behavor of a human being.

"It's data that's practically a printout of what's going on in your brain: What you are thinking of buying, who you talk to, what you talk about."

Ref: [
link to article]

Well, I never signed up for anything, and now I won't. And our network is used by family, friends, and visiting neighborhood children, so I imagine a record of our searches wouldn't make much sense to data miners.

Posted by John Weidner at July 17, 2005 8:58 AM
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