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The Web's Worst Privacy Policy 107

Posted by samzenpus
from the bottom-of-the-barrel dept.
Sparrowvsrevolution writes "With much of the web upset over about Google's latest privacy policy changes, it's helpful to remember it could be much worse: A search engine called Skipity offers the world's worst privacy policy (undoubtedly tongue-in-cheek), filled with lines like this: 'You may think of using any of our programs or services as the privacy equivalent of living in a webcam fitted glass house under the unblinking eye of Big Brother: you have no privacy with us. If we can use any of your details to legally make a profit, we probably will.' The policy gives the company the right to sell any of your data that it wants to any and all corporate customers, send you limitless spam, track your movements via GPS if possible, watch you through your webcam, and implant a chip in your body that is subject to reinstallation whenever the company chooses."
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The Web's Worst Privacy Policy

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  • by bonch (38532) * on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @06:08PM (#38822981)

    They already have enough to blackmail everyone.

  • Re:I am shocked (Score:5, Insightful)

    by MetalliQaZ (539913) on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @06:23PM (#38823129)

    It's more like a second-rate StumbleUpon.

  • by openfrog (897716) on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @06:33PM (#38823203)

    Infiltrated by Google employees and well-wishers, Slashdot consistently offers justifications for every bad behavior and terrible decision coming from Google.

    This will get modded down because trolls have taken over the moderation system and openly subvert it. That's fine. It just proves my point about how Slashdot reacts to anything outside the partyline. This site's news reporting is old, antiquated, and slow...

    I was going to mod your trollish, vaguely conspirational, over-the-top comment down indeed, but I will reply instead. You regurgitate all the worn-out memes about the Slashdot community, who is actually anything but of one's mind. Yes, geeks and people who make the effort to think over issues have some stable opinions. This scandalizes you? Tough luck. Yes Google enjoys a favorable opinion here, and why not since their interests and ours coincide in many ways, plus they have shown courage and judgment in their actions (China, SOPA-PIPA). We also happen to know that some well-known PR houses are leading an anti-Google campaign, I understand that the way Steve Ballmer is treated around here may cultivate in him some murderous ideas, which he has actually expressed quite vocally not too long ago, but well, he deserves it.

    Google is not above criticism, but you will surely not convince anyone around here that the bogy stories we read from people like you and the language you use can lead to a well thought, well articulated conversation.

  • by epine (68316) on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @07:19PM (#38823543)

    Yes, geeks and people who make the effort to think over issues have some stable opinions.

    In the case of Google, had some stable opinions. In many ways the USSR brought out the worst in America. Now Facebook is doing the same to Google.

    The underlying problem, I think, is that Google's advertising service doesn't have a strong market lock-in. If search shifts to local over night, Google is hosed. Social has more lock-in than search.

    Google has done much to admire. I'm still hoping this is just a phase. It's particularly galling to have to put up with all these Google+ changes designed to nobble Facebook, because I never gave a rat's ass about Facebook in the first place. I wish they would pat my cookies down, then denude my pages of all share and plus icons. Now I have two boy prostitutes pawing at me, instead of one. Don't you get it? You're not my thing.

  • I know I bit earlier when this came up, but, can we get some better copy/pasta trolling?

    I miss the Golden Girls and on a very strange level, goatse.

  • by locopuyo (1433631) on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @08:06PM (#38823933) Homepage
    Skipity is just ahead of their time. Just wait 10 years in the future and they will all be like this. The Patriot Act, the NDAA, the ever expanding TSA. It is only a matter of time.
  • by hairyfeet (841228) <bassbeast1968@@@gmail...com> on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @09:52PM (#38824635) Journal

    I don't know about him but as for me....some of us miss the old days? Slashdot USED to be the kind of place where there would be a 300+ posting arguing merits of various file systems, various features of different OSes and even if you didn't agree with a poster dammit you LEARNED because everyone brought their A games and you might even end of with some of the guys who actually wrote the thing involved in the conversation. Once we were having a conversation on various quantum theories and when i spoke up and said i was having trouble grasping a concept someone who was actually working at one of the particle accelerators came on and nicely explained in layman's terms the particular quantum effect they were shooting for and why that would be useful in computing. it was quite nice and very civil.

    Now you won 't get two posts in before its crapflodded with "die" "go fuck yourself" "your a shill for (insert company)' frankly 4chan is often more civil than the dick waving fanbois we have around here now breaking the flow and fucking things up. you can't simply surf at a higher level because some of them are making 200+ accounts to get modpoints to modbomb with and often anyone that dares to not suck the koolaid they are guzzling by the gallon becomes an "enemy of freedom/truth/puppies" and will be constantly modbombed. As far as I've been able to pick up the current fanboi raging hard on list is FOSS yay, Apple yay unless its VS FOSS then boo, MSFT boo, Canonical can be yay or boo depending on the day of the week,Oracle used to be yay because they were competing with MSFT until they bought sun so they are now boo, Google yay no matter what, its all just fanboi dick waving which doesn't matter what kind of citations you provide its groupthink or bust.

    and THAT is why /. has seen its numbers dropping like a stone, because people are getting sick of the bullshit and bile thanks to the broken mod system encouraging douchebaggery. As soon as i can find a website similar to what /. USED to be i'll be moving on, but its not easy finding tech sites that aren't just commercials in website format. But i can understand his frustration because those of us that remember what this site was like in the late 90s/early 00s can tell you it was NOTHING like this, it was a place geeks of all kinds would go and discuss all matter of gear and tech and learn quite a bit in the process. the only thing I've learned here in the past few years is there is an amazing amount of ways one can combine curse words and insults I previously didn't know about. Oh and to make the fanbois (or those with a perception bubble as I've been told is a more civil way to say that) feel at home let me say "All go to hell except cave 76!" and you can just insert whatever makes you go squee for cave 76 and feel accepted.

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