Friday, September 5, 2008

They Know Where You Sleep...

Who is they? They is Google.

I just found this article on the Comcast homepage. It's rather creepy...

Have any of you heard of the recently released google app. Chrome? Me neither, until I read the article. Basically, it logs where you have been one the internet, and if you want to search for something, all you have to do is start typing into the nav bar and links for related websites come into the bar.

Sounds good, right? It's intended to make web searches easier, but it can do more that that...

One story referenced in the article is about a man who searched online banking. Chrome accessed a website and found out account numbers, passwords, everything! As a teen growing up in a quickly digitilized world, I'm a bit scared. When I'm an adult, most thinks will probably be digitilized, and I'll barely have to step out of my house! I personally don't want chrome getting any of my personal information, for any website at all.

The writer of the article is much more fluent than I am, so just go read the article!

2 comments:

mr zig said...

thanks for the heads up! I was thinking of trying it out! but for now will stay away! :)

Knot said...

Kind of like Terminator when the machines took over.

And just about everything is digitized. We're actually behind SE Asia where their cell phone is indispensable. You can buy a coke at a coke machine with your cell.

Knot