Dave Farrington only scratches the surface, but that colorful, playful Google logo belies the dastardly collection of personal information– a profile– that Google collects on everyone who uses the company’s software (you’re a user, not a customer).
Google’s machine learning and artificial intelligence efforts rummage through all the data they collect on each of us– whether we’re browsing the web, using Gmail, hangout on Hangout, or just save photos to Google Drive– to form an accurate and potentially damaging picture of our lives. Online and offline.
This is scary. Follow the links.
How does that list of details not freak out everyone who can spell Google or uses an Android phone? Raphael gives a few links to ways to opt out of some of the data collection and how to delete some of it, too, but any third party entity that knows that much information about users should have some kind of oversight or warning flags raised.
At some point in the future this could get ugly.