Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 1, 2011, 12:43 p.m. EST by mserfas
from Ashland, PA
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Perhaps what is remarkable about this story is not so much that the phone is spying on people, recording their position, every number they dial, every key they press, every text message - which Americans take for granted by now - but that they were caught at it. True, they tried threatening the researcher, Trevor Eckhart, but apparently not effectively enough.
The question is, now that Google is officially evil, will they drop the rest of the pretense? Are they going to start selling the searchable history of everything you ever looked up to your employer or whoever's interested for $55 or so? I mean, the company is worth billions, and I doubt it's because of those ads nobody clicks on. Their searches now bring up so many alleged synonyms and scrambles and pages that don't even mention any term you typed in that they're becoming almost worthless. It seems like it can only be a matter of time before they begin some Ascension Protocol and things really hit the fan.