Yup. You have some type of google account. It’s fast, convient, and best of all FREE. I wouldn’t be surprised that many people download at least one of their Chrome sponsered apps everyday. That’s ALOT of downloads. But the people who download programs as sometimes naive. I used to be naive so don’t think i’m picking on you because I’m not. It’s inante in human nature to turst a major “part” of their life. You tell it your name, address, even phone number because why? You surely don’t want to, but they make you. It’s a required field. Fill out before you continue with registration.
Google, Wi-Fi Snooping, and the Ever-Shifting ‘Creepy’ Line
As Hill put it: “We increasingly live in a ‘creepy’ world, in which we can find and manipulate information in unforeseeable ways. These new information flows sometimes feel ‘creepy’ because they’re new, unfamiliar, and to some people, unexpected.”
The other common response to the Google Wi-Fi case is to argue that many users aren’t aware that information from their wireless networks is effectively being broadcast publicly unless they choose to lock their network. But how far should we go in protecting people from the consequences of their own behavior? If Google captures data from your network while driving past your house, is that Google’s fault or yours? If you can’t figure out how curtains work and someone looks in your window, do you have the right to get angry?
The devices we carry with us everywhere broadcast details about our locations, as well as all kinds of “digital exhaust” that could be (and probably is being) captured. Some of that is done deliberately and some isn’t. Some of it is likely leaking because users can’t be bothered to learn about or check their default settings or privacy controls. Is it even possible to hold the companies involved responsible for this—and if so, should we?
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