PermaLink News from the Department Of Are You Fucking INSANE?02/09/2006 03:20 PM

Google will provide a way for you to transfer your data from one machine to another through their servers, or let you allow friends to search for stuff on your machine remotely.  What could possibly go wrong?,70195-0.html?tw=wn_index_5

Wired reports that Google will be offering a service to slosh the data from one computer to another, provided you let them let it sit on their servers for up to a month.

What psycho would ever, ever allow this to happen?

"We think this will be a very useful tool, but you will have to give up some of your privacy," said Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of search products and user experience. "For many of us, that trade off will make a lot of sense."

What in fuck is this woman shooting up?  
"For many of us?"  Name me ONE.  It might make sense to someone who has just smoked up a lot (and I mean a lot ) of high-quality cocaine or possibly mouse shit, but I'm sitting here thinking, who the fuck would do this?

Let me see here... surrender your Fourth Amendment rights against search-and-seizure and copy all of your data to a large server in a warehouse somewhere.  Let any jack-shit investigator or Federal prosecutor with a bug up their ass retrieve any or all of said data merely by waving a subpoena or a
National Security Letter in the face of a quirky but mostly-benign corporation that has already caved in to political pressure from at least one oppressive government...

Why not just print out the contents of your hard drive, make many copies, and hand them out free down at the mall?

Why not paint all your emails in large letters on the side of your barn?

Let's get this straight:  the only entity you have ever been able to, or will ever be able to trust with your personal information is you.

Not your spouse.  Or your mother.  Or your friends.

Not Google.

And sure as shit not the Bush Administration.

If anyone out there is actually planning on implementing this "service," please email me your address so that I can come over and both slap some sense into your silly head and steal that stash of psychoactive drugs you must be consuming.

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1. Rock02/15/2006 10:13:06 AM

Well, I started to reply here, and then realized that I was being too longwinded, so I commented on my blog. You can read it here:

Great post, Turtle.


2. Patrick M02/15/2006 05:13:50 AM

WTH! I bet there will be enough stupid exhibitionists to think of this as a great idea and adopt that concept.

Glad to see your rant style hasn't changed, Turtle.

Patrick aka Taz in certain communities.

3. Ray "The Lion King" Bilyk02/14/2006 01:44:24 PM

Holy freakin' cow! Someone tell me that this is just an early April Fool's prank...

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