Google: The stench of big brother?

Here’s an interesting story about Google’s plans to not only organize all the
information in the world, but organize people’s lives:

It’s interesting because this service could be seen as promoting convenience &
customization, but at the same time could it be violating privacy?

Just thought I’d share this for others to think about. Might this be going
too far? My reaction is, “heck yes it’s going to far.” I can’t imagine a library ever doing something like this. But Google’s the new international electronic library. And from my experience the general public doesn’t see this an an invasion of privacy. It’s convenient. It’s cool. It’s useful. But it’s also control. Would you want your big life decisions to be determined by Google? If libraries do disappear, is this the sort of thing we’re left with?


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