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AT&T accuses Google of a vast conspiracy, including using its "monopoly" to control the media, control user's internet traffic, and silence its opponents.  (Source: The Independent)
A new letter from AT&T to the federal government makes it clear that the company has little love for Google

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RE: ATT vs Google
By straycat74 on 10/16/2009 9:41:47 AM , Rating: -1
But I pay Google no money and actually like their service.

Someday they will own all of your browsing habits, and know more about you than you remember, index your documents and ALL communications (gmail, google voice to text, i.e. nasty voicemails from ex-girlfriends converted to text)

Just like the poor bastard sucking at the teat of government, to quote Jefferson "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have"

Free isn't free. SOMEBODY always pays. As long as it isn't you though, who cares. HOORAY FOR ME, F U!!

RE: ATT vs Google
By othercents on 10/16/09, Rating: 0
RE: ATT vs Google
By straycat74 on 10/16/2009 11:44:24 AM , Rating: 5
Who cares about ALL your communcations?

Google's advertisers. Do you think google doesn't store information? Seriously?
Are you that important that people would put microphones in your house and follow you around 24/7?

No need. We send them our info. Pretty simple and not even in need of a conspiracy theory. You have a huge wealth of personal information, and a strong political leaning.
So many people live their lives through their celebrity idols that they get confused that people don't actually care about them. I'm sure that Google doesn't care either, so get over yourself .

I think you were so concerned with spreading your wisdom, you forgot to have a point.

RE: ATT vs Google
By axeman1957 on 10/19/2009 1:32:12 PM , Rating: 3
I think the point is, who cares if Google processes your browsing habits and shows adds that you may actually be interested in? "Oh no, Google knows I look at porn every Tuesday after work before my wife gets home."

The point is the vast majority of us have nothing to hide, and If you do, maybe you should disconnect from the internet and lock yourself in a faraday cadge like the other conspiracy nuts.

RE: ATT vs Google
By carniver on 10/16/2009 12:41:56 PM , Rating: 5
Yeah, and the same set of privacy concerned people would sign up for a twitter account and post constant updates about their daily activities lol

RE: ATT vs Google
By TSS on 10/16/2009 11:38:49 AM , Rating: 1
You're right! lets riot and kill Google!

*a week later*
Well we succesfully killed the google empire. Now i can go back to look at places to spend my holiday at!

lets go to google and.... oh wait....

hmmm... lets try

*several years later outside microsoft's office*


*moral of the story*

Search habbits aren't going to change even if google where to dissapear. Personally i search stuff several times a day on the web, if google dies, i'll go to the next one and so will everybody else. Because i can't *find* anything on the web otherwise.

Just be glad Google to the best of our knowledge still handles the data with care. And if they don't just switch to a company who does. If no company does, start your own, there's clearly a gap in the market which last time birthed google.

Oh, and do you remember the pre google days? Yahoo/microsoft splitting the power with a few minor but hardly more efficient engines like askjeeves? I try not to.

RE: ATT vs Google
By dark matter on 10/16/2009 2:42:26 PM , Rating: 2
I used to altavista. Don't know about you hun, but that was before microsoft.

RE: ATT vs Google
By Kenenniah on 10/16/2009 3:29:52 PM , Rating: 3
Don't forget Lycos, Webcrawler, Excite, Infoseek, etc. etc. etc., ALL of which were before Microsoft launched MSN Search, which even still used the other search engines, not its own. Microsoft didn't start using it's own search engine until 2004.

RE: ATT vs Google
By Nik00117 on 10/19/2009 7:24:49 AM , Rating: 3
....Um your a nutter

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