Monday, September 03, 2007

Google | Inside the Googleplex | Economist.com

Second (and longer) Google article in The Economist this week -- both well worth reading.

Google could soon, if it wanted, compile dossiers on specific individuals. This presents “perhaps the most difficult privacy issues in all of human history,” says Edward Felten, a privacy expert at Princeton University. Speaking for many, John Battelle, the author of a book on Google and an early admirer, recently wrote on his blog that “I've found myself more and more wary” of Google “out of some primal, lizard-brain fear of giving too much control of my data to one source.”

Google Inside the Googleplex Economist.com

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