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Re: Google's Steely Tentacles.
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2018, 12:53:22 pm »
Graeme, I understand what you mean. Let me clarify my position. I see that writing just a few words is misleading and I am not a native english speaker.

I do care about privacy and open speech or all the other rights. When I say that I have nothing to hide (because I have had to realize that in IT technologies a highly competent person or organization can spy me out easily) this simply means in other words that I can not stop it unfortunately, but whoever is doing so is gonna waste time and energy. I will not change my way of living. Instead of showing my middle finger I prefer to say that I have nothing to hide. It does not mean that I am not angry (indeed I am). The more people talk about privacy in the www  the better. This is important to understand what is possible and what is going on.

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Re: Google's Steely Tentacles.
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2018, 01:39:37 pm »
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Just because I have nothing to say DOES NOT mean I don't care about free speech.

You clearly didn't read what I said Zeb or you've completely misunderstood it

Graeme

Then I must have misunderstood it - though I am not sure where? I made my post because of the sentance I highlighted.

Damn I just crashed me truck again - lol

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Re: Google's Steely Tentacles.
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2018, 02:26:41 pm »
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Then I must have misunderstood it

Yes you did Zeb you took a small part of what I said and completely took it out of context

And it isn't nice to call someones opinion Hogwash just because you don't agree with it, disagree by all means after all that's what freedom of speech is all about (best to use it while we still have it) but try to be respectful, I don't think I've ever been disrespectful to you



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Re: Google's Steely Tentacles.
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2018, 02:32:39 pm »
It was never my intent to be disrespectful.  If I have been, I openly and unreservedly apologise to you.

It's why I generally don't get involved in discussions like this and won't do again.

We will agree to disagree that I took it completely out of context.

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Re: Google's Steely Tentacles.
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2018, 10:12:29 pm »
Another update for the LG Smart TV came out this morning, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to show you the bit of the EULA that says Smart TV functionality will be crippled if you don't agree they can share your data  with other companies, including countries that may not have EU data protection laws.

As LG have announced they're open sourcing the webOS software, I hope anyone that makes use of it strips that bit out.

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Re: Google's Steely Tentacles.
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2018, 07:09:05 am »
Found this in my inbox this morning from our friends at Google:

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Good grief, I see I can't even use the default calendar app in the old LG Realm I tote without a word or two from Google. ::)
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Re: Google's Steely Tentacles.
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2018, 05:59:49 pm »
This is becoming popular blog post, so I thought I'd share it here.  It's another example of Google's Steely Tentacles!

Its comment section is nearly as interesting as the post itself. ;)

https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2018/09/23/why-im-leaving-chrome/

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