Scott Cleland – Is Google Really Worthy of Our Trust?

by on June 7, 2011      

in Science & Technology

Scott Cleland

Scott Cleland

So many of us are excited about what Google provides and how many products, services, and applications they have generated for billions of people around the world. We seem to use Google’s products and services with a kind of blind trust, never questioning whether they’re really worth trusting with our information. Google’s position and power is unchecked, unaccountable, and highly underestimated. They are tracking us at every turn. If we want the true democratization of power that the Internet was intended to be, it’s time to take a good hard look at Google. Scott Cleland and Ira Brodsky take a bold and courageous step as they author a book that’s about to challenge Goliath called Search & Destroy: Why You Can’t Trust Google Inc. They tell a far different story about Google that lends itself to questioning if (and how much) we should be feeding the engine. Join us with Scott Cleland as we discuss his new book.

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1 Alden June 14, 2011 at 5:12 am

so what are the solutions? which web browser is best? which email is best ?

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2 Site Admin June 14, 2011 at 7:57 am

Alden,

Firefox is very stable; I love Safari but it has its quirks. If at all possible, it’s best to own your own domain and set up an email address there. At any rate, the answer would seem to be “not Chrome or Gmail”.

Thanks for listening!

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3 Kim Greenhouse June 24, 2011 at 6:55 am

Dear Alden,

Startpage is a search engine that does NOT track you.
We use it and others really like it.
Thank you for listening.
Kim Greenhouse

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