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From The Magazine : Radar Online : Cory Doctorow imagines a world in which Google is evil

From The Magazine : Radar Online : Cory Doctorow imagines a world in which Google is evil

This is a wonderful short piece of fiction about the logical conclusion of our current path towards universal on-line data collection. The ultimate in paranoia fiction

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  • David · October 19, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Lance,

    There appears to be a conflict of interest. On the one hand you say that Google is evil, search engines shouldn’t collect data, etc, etc, however the Anonymizer website uses google-analytics.com and hitbox to keep track of users.

    I’m not having a go (in fact I’m just about to purchase Anonymizer), I just thought it was funny.

    BTW, is there any information on how anonymizer decides if HTTP traffic will get routed though it? Ghost Surf was good because it acted as a standard proxy to which I could configure all my software, however the way Anonymizer works is a bit more hidden. (Would also be good if Anonymizer does what GhostSurf does, and change the colour of the Icon Tray icon when SSL is in use. Several times Anonymizer has started up in insecure mode when I thought it was secure)

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