Friday, May 20, 2011

Against Google and all things online

1. I want to know what is it about my blog or profile that takes me to christian mommy blogs when I click on the next blog link on top. Are these the predominant blogger group or is something about my google profile making the algorithm pick these blogs? If it is the later, it is one of my strongest peeves against google.

After hogging all my private info without providing me with choice (unless i dont want to use google/gmail - i,e turn amish), I would think the least they can do is make sure their software is actually useful - their ads if useful to me  would be useful to them too -the chance of me clicking on the ad would increase, increasing their revenue blah blah and blah.

For the amount of info they steal from me, I deserve better.

2. Meanwhile, finally there seems to some law in Europe where some one is realizing that  the user should have a say in these hazaar cookies that collects the (utterly useless) browsing info.  With companies like google whose service I use, there is some justification in their collecting my information but when I hear of cookies from random websites collecting my  browsing information that peeves me more.

3. How do you inadvertently collect data? like when you are enhancing google map you steal data from people's private but unsecured wireless connections - how does one accomplish something like that without even trying?
You dont come to my house for censor data and collect my bank passbook that too unitentionally, no? Evilest company.

4. Also, how can any company ensure that these sort of data doesnt fall into the hands of some random crazy individual - securities walls are bound to be hacked. That is the scariest stuff.


  1. Google mela oru kola veri pola...

  2. Viswajith:
    not exactly.. ... google atleast provides a service but i am much more peeved against the random ones but what do you feel abt this invasion of privacy?


    Yen??? i did listen, there is the tamil use (so much better than using punjabi, i say).

  3. Yeh! That was my point and you got it bang on!

    This is a song from Anuraag Kashyap's forthcmg production, Shaitan. But why Tamil I wonder! Is it coz the director Bejoy Nambiar is a Mallu? Or Anuraag is a huge Tamil fan or is it coz Kalki, his wife is from Pondy or is it coz the music director Prashanth Pillai is a Tamil? And did you get from where the starting lines are from?

    This no?


  4. Praveen: that sort of makes sense. I think it is kalki's influence, i havent seen that dev d but heard kalki speaks in tamil too plus anurag's connection with tamil industry.

    not only the starting lines but also there is the AR's maa tujhe salaam in between - couple of lines.

    sort of slightly reminded me of yogi b.

    but song itself doesnt sound great or may be if it was AR i would have lapped it up:)

  5. yeh. Though not great, sounds great no? Kalki has phone sex in Tamil in Dev D :P

    Do listen to other songs online from Shaitan.


  6. that doesnt give google the excuse to get whatever data they want to. As a coincidence some of my research at grad school was also related to privacy protection...:P