GWA shines light on Google privacy concerns 24 Oct 2005
39 comments Latest by Martyn
When you use Google Web Accelerator, Google servers automatically receive and log your web requests. Web requests and data sent in encrypted form using an HTTPS connection will not go through Google. It is possible that a URL or other page information sent to Google may itself contain personal information… Google temporarily caches cookies from third party sites that are used in your web requests.
So let’s recap. Google…
- tracks all your TCP/IP packages
- reads all your email
- follows all your surfing
- owns all your cookies
- knows your postings to usenet from 1981
- keeps the drafts for future blog postings
Oh, and btw, they’re an advertising company.
Now I usually care as little about conspiracy theories as the rest of you, but I’m starting to grow a little uncomfortable with the one ring to bind them all in darkness.