lol - Yeah, poor girl, she has a hot body and has every right to flaunt it (and I’m certainly not complaining), but the thing is, her home lies within the boundaries of that wire fence, and Google have taken away her right to flaunt herself in an area she was prepared to flaunt herself, effectively forcing her to flaunt herself worldwide.
When she did that, I very much doubt she expected her father to see his daughters naked body flaunted all over the internet. There are no street signs in her street warning that “Google operates here”. It’s ridiculous, I can’t even sunbathe in my speedos in the back garden in case I end up on some site. I wouldn’t mind so much if I had a choice where the Google snaps are shown (and my Peasant Girls would be more than welcome to them), but the point is I would not have that choice even though I’d operated within the boundaries of my own home, just like the poor girl in the photo.
Google are using technology that doesn’t work effectively enough to protect people (it’s failed many many times). All they care about is the money it generates, not you, or your privacy. I love Google Street View, I especially love exploring Hong Kong and Japan etc on it. But that doesn’t forgive the broken technology and policy they have behind the project. Many countries are savvy, and won’t even allow Google to operate Street View in their country.
Until Google quit the liberty-taking and fix the technology, I’m prepared to conclude that those countries are wise.
You have a sensible attitude but you are still blind to a lot of things that are going on around you, just as our friend “Pseudo-Dave” here. Please see what I’m about to say to “Dave” because it’s pretty much the same as I want to say to you.
First of all I’d like to thank you for your concern and offer to bring me up to speed on how to protect my identity. I hope you’ll not be offended if I take a miss on that one, but instead, educate you as to why you’re being extremely lax. I’ve been savvy to this bullshit ever since 2002. Having a pseudo-identity affords you nothing but fun. Before I ever started using forums I had already decided I would not withhold my identity, and the reason I did that is because at the time, it was an impossible task. Some people choose to go the “pseudo route” and some people choose the “character root”.
I chose to go the character root because it’s even more fun than the pseudo root. Without a doubt, my all time favourite character is playing dumb and is the one I’ve always used on Bryce forums. On other forums I’m a complete and utter b*stard (and therefore use a psuedo), but I don’t do that thinking my psuedo hides who I really am, I’m not that stupid.
The reason I’m not that stupid is because I’m savvy to what goes on around us:
- Did you know for example that you’re being lied to and have been for years?
- Smartphone carriers told you all your data was being encrypted - they lied
Everything you did on your smartphone has been sent to an anonymous party “in the clear” and without encryption, just another example of the underhand practices that go on without telling the user. Every button you pushed, every game you played, every email you wrote, every password you typed, every bank you visited - on a smartphone - has likely been sent “in the clear” without your permission and without you knowing about it.
If you was one of those that did know about it before you used it, then good for you, but again, these conversations are here for the poor bazzrds that weren’t aware of it.
Here’s CIQ for you to chew on (and no, it’s not just Android OS either):
... yet another example of why you should not use a “closed-source” operating system such as Apple or Microsoft produce. This is what happens on mobile devices; it’s a separate data-feed for unidentified snoops at the other end. What you need to do now, is look at all the bullshit the likes of Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft can get away with even in public, and ask yourselves, what on earth must they be doing behind your back?
Psuedo-Dave is actually a very apt name, and it’s ironic really because you only pseudo-think you have a pseudo-identity.
The good news is that Linux of course, is “open”, where anyone is free to examine the code. The reason you are free to examine the code is because it is not there to take advantage of you.
Wake up peasants, for your own sake. By all means have a pop at me, whatever, I’ve taken enough crap on forums not to care, just don’t start whining your heads off in the future if you ignore it. Linux is free and you can still use your current OS - you can still use Bryce. You have nothing to loose unless you ignore it, in which case, you have my sympathy in advance.
Anyway, I’ll have to make my posts short again, I really didn’t intend to spend so much time thrashing this out, time is scarce right now, sorry. I’m expecting a rant from Peter, but even that will have to go lightly.