Check this shit out:
In an interview with the Guardian, Brin warned there were "very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world". "I am more worried than I have been in the past," he said. "It's scary."
You mean like how google drives around filiming the world, mapping your home wifi network, and when you complain tells you "Set up your network better"? That's scary, but of course, that's not what he's scared of. Because that would be evil and google's not evil.
Brin said he and co-founder Larry Page would not have been able to create Google if the internet was dominated by Facebook. "You have to play by their rules, which are really restrictive," he said. "The kind of environment that we developed Google in, the reason that we were able to develop a search engine, is the web was so open. Once you get too many rules, that will stifle innovation."
How about the environment where Google can kill your adwords account at any time, keep your money, and not even have to tell you why. Or the clause wherein if they think you knew about a "violation" of the Adwords ToS, which of course, they never tell you what that violation actually is, because it would reveal "proprietary" data. Funny how Google is open only when it's convenient. So a company well-known for arbitrary application of rules, and heavy-handed handling of violations of those rules that are never actually revealed to the people who violated said rules is "worried that facebook's rules are restrictive.". Clearly Sergey is an atheist. No one actually afraid of a hell would be that much of a hypcritical twonk.
He said he was most concerned by the efforts of countries such as China, Saudi Arabia and Iran to censor and restrict use of the internet, but warned that the rise of Facebook and Apple, which have their own proprietary platforms and control access to their users, risked stifling innovation and balkanising the web.
"There's a lot to be lost," he said. "For example, all the information in apps – that data is not crawlable by web crawlers. You can't search it."
"How dare you create something we can't control access to?"
He criticised Facebook for not making it easy for users to switch their data to other services. "Facebook has been sucking down Gmail contacts for many years," he said.
Do I even need to point out how amazed I am that anyone from Google would criticize *anyone* for one-sided data collection?
He said: "We push back a lot; we are able to turn down a lot of these requests. We do everything possible to protect the data. If we could wave a magic wand and not be subject to US law, that would be great. If we could be in some magical jurisdiction that everyone in the world trusted, that would be great … We're doing it as well as can be done."
I actually trust the DHS more than I trust Google.
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