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Google 'will be able to keep tabs on us all'

Support Freedom! [PersonRank 10]

Friday, November 3, 2006
13 years ago2,125 views

Google 'will be able to keep tabs on us all'

guardian.co.uk/humanrights/sto ...

The internet will hold so much digital data in five years that it will be possible to find out what an individual was doing at a specific time and place, an expert said yesterday.
Nigel Gilbert, a professor heading a Royal Academy of Engineering study into surveillance, said people would be able to sit down and type into Google "what was a particular individual doing at 2.30 yesterday and would get an answer"...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

In theory. In practice, Google too has to respond to privacy concerns, sometimes. So even when in 5 years satellite imagery is at the theoretical point where they can zoom in on your shoelaces, that doesn't mean this data will be available on Google Maps. But I agree it's good to see what's possible for them internally one of these days, with solid AI and data...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

well it won't be hard using dodgeball on mobile devices tokeep track of people...esp since mobile devices are starting to be built with a gps in them.

Kent Dodds [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

We just need to be careful... Make sure that we make everything so secure that even the Official Google blog can't get hacked into ;)

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