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So now people are trying to give Google more highly sensitive personal information?

/facepalm




Why is this a facepalm? Privacy advocacy is about giving people the option to decide what they share, not preventing them from sharing. I don't have a problem at all if someone voluntarily decides to share their private information with Google. Why does it matter to you what he does with his data?


It matters for the same reason I think US gun violence is a problem, even though I don't live there.

It matters for the same reason I think banning encryption in the UK is a problem, even though I don't live there.

It matters for the same reason I think the millions of people riding around on motor scooters here without any protective equipment/clothing, often against traffic in the parking/emergency lane is a problem.

The more data people give to an organisation like Google, the more power it gets.

The more power it gets, the more data it gets.

The more data it gets, ....


Going to need you to finish that train of thought. Data aggregation (or power concentration) isn't any more inherently machiavellian than any of the non sequiturs you rattled off.


We need legislation to put limits on what Google can do with said data. Until then, these tools should not be left on the table.




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