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Allowing Google to access your cell
GPS will permit Google to make suggestions about things to do or restaurants to
try wherever you happen to be. Although Google's CEO Eric Schmidt recently said
these autonomous search features were on the horizon,
we're pretty close to that point already with the location based apps like
However Schmidt's comments about the autonomous search does raise new privacy
issues that everyone should be concerned about. Do people really want Google be
know so much about us that Google tells us what to do, where to go, and what to
What about Google's Instant Search?
Google's promoting of its new Instant Search
includes a video of an old Bob Dylan song which may be cute, but the new
search raises other new concerns about privacy and data that Google has about
us. Now when we type in a letter in a Google search Instant
Search immediately starts offering search results which in a way allows
Google to complete our thoughts for us. But also Google can direct search
results for paid advertisers if they have reason to want higher search
rankings. In the meantime the Texas Attorney General recently announced that it
was investigating Google's search engine, and we may all learn whether Instant
Search is driven by advertising or algorithms for the optimum results. However,
most people are surprised to learn that Google saves all of our searches for 18
months (at in the US). What do you think about Google?
Allowing Google to access your cell GPS will permit Google to make suggestions about things to do or