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Internet regulation is a loss for us and Google
We want clear and transparent privacy policies but at what cost? Larry Page says Google's current policy is necessary...
October 18, 2012 10:36 by Muhammad Aldalou
We as human beings have always had a strong instinct to share, even before the development of the Internet. As it came along, that didn’t change but the methods, speed and ways of sharing have. They also developed beyond our earlier comprehension. We still want to share all of us but only with certain people. We are addicted to sharing but yet we hold our privacy, and the privacy of our information, very dear.
With giants like Facebook and Google dominating the monetisation and influence of the World Wide Web, we constantly question whether they are using our private information to sell us products, services or merely collect it for a large database stored high in the mountains. The company’s chief executive officer said that its current policy is necessary for them to be able to create new products that know more about Google users.
“Virtually everything that we want to do, I think, is somewhat at odds with locking down all of your information for uses you haven’t contemplated yet,” Mr. Page said. “That’s something I worry about.”
According to Page, nobody can even predict how the Internet will be used in a decade and that it is ‘sad’ that regulators are fighting to restrict certain types of online data collection.