you might not have known this, but google - the company you use for searching, email, maps, translation, data storage, watching videos, voice assistant tech, backing up your phone, storing photos, finding images, making purchases, making your phone's operating system, advertising, providing webfonts, running website analytics, providing captcha authentication, and browsing the internet - might be tracking you
pol, unpopular opinion, general cw Show more
i dont like all the rhetoric that we have to kill potentially good people to have a good society. i get like murderers, rapists, and child abusers but like cops? a portion of those dudes genuinely want to help people, they just dont know how to do it right. not saying that the police force as an institution isnt racist and bad and doesnt send innocent people to die in prisons, but i am saying that some of those participating in it could be good people one day
G+ breach, amusment. Show more
Am I the only one kinda amused that G+ leaked information to app developers TWICE, but there where so few people making apps for G+ that they are pretty sure no one actually noticed?
A totally different type of security through obscurity.
Google+ dies faster as Google admits 2nd big data breach within three months:
– bug impacted approximately 52.5 million users
– Google decided to expedite the shut-down of all Google+ APIs
– Google+ EOL is in April 2019 instead of August 2019
*horrible bug happens in google plus, exposing massive amounts of user data*
google: hmm. let's pretend it didn't happen because cambridge analytica is going on right now and we don't wanna draw attention
[6 MONTHS PASS]
google: hey so we got hacked a while ago and we're shutting down google plus soon
[A FEW MONTHS PASS]
google: hey uhhhh we fucked up with google plus again so we're shutting it down more quicker now (https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/expediting-changes-google-plus/)
google: please send us your location data. we want to know where you are every second of the day. we'll keep the info safe and secure don't worry
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