When they first got busted on this, they said, just delete the emails. Google Keeps Gmail Purchase History.
At the time, Google claimed it tracks the info so that Google Assistant can track packages or reorder items, adding that users could simply delete everything by tapping into a purchase and removing the Gmail. However, it only worked if each purchase was deleted individually, which could take hours or even days depending on a person’s purchase history.
Still, Haselton decided to delete everything in his Gmail inbox — more than a decade of information. And it didn’t work.
Even after deleting all those emails, Google still had a record of his purchases.
“Like a horror movie villain that just won’t die,” he wrote, adding that he can “still see receipts for things I bought years ago. Prescriptions, food deliveries, books I bought on Amazon, music I purchased from iTunes, a subscription to Xbox Live I bought from Microsoft — it’s all there. Google continues to show me purchases I’ve made recently, too. I can’t delete anything and I can’t turn it off.”
I still have a Gmail account connected to this blog, though I may dump it as well. But Google is mostly out of my life. It should be out of yours as well.
In what has to be THE most bone-headed view of the year (maybe of the century)… Google Calls Ben Shapiro A Nazi.
In a Facebook post, Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, described the email as “UNBELIEVABLE.” Shapiro is a practicing Orthodox Jew and a graduate of a Yeshiva high school.
What they really mean is, “Ben Shapiro doesn’t agree with us, and we can’t counter his arguments, so let’s just censor him.”
The best quote comes from Rep. Dan Crenshaw, see the link below, where he asks, “What kind of education do the people at Google have?” To label an Orthodox Jew, who is routinely attacked by the alt-right, a Nazi is the stupidest position Google has had in a long time. And that is saying something.
The video of Rep. Crenshaw is worth the 5 minutes of your time. Watch – Rep. Dan Crenshaw Slams Big Tech for Classifying Jewish Conservatives as ‘Nazis’.
So the first thing to do, is stop using Google. DuckDuckGo is a fine search engine, and handles most of my web searches. I still have 2 email addresses that are Gmail. (one is tied to this blog), but I will be changing that in the very near future. (I have several other email providers, aside from Google. If anyone has a candidate they like, please leave a comment.)
The least surprising news of the week. YouTube Suppresses Project Veritas Exposé of Google Election Meddling.
But the video is on Vimeo (see below) and also, as I mentioned the other day, on BitChute, because everyone knew this would happen.
The Law is supposed to apply to everyone, even tech giants. The Other McCain: Google Lawsuit Proceeds.
A California judge ruled Friday that a lawsuit accusing Google of employment discrimination against conservatives, males and white people can proceed to the discovery phase.
And so they play games with privacy settings. Google Payment Privacy Settings Hidden Behind Special URL.
This Settings page can be accessed using the navigation sidebar, as shown below, or directly through the URL https://pay.google.com/payments/u/0/home#settings. From the Settings screen you can set your address, payment users, some general settings, and other information. There is, though, no privacy settings on this page when accessing it normally.
Because Google thinks they have the RIGHT to know every time you stop at Starbucks, what you had for lunch yesterday, how many drinks you paid for at happy hour, etc.
Google is about the same as F*c*book. They want everyone to think the same thoughts. Algorithms of Suppression.
The Claremont Institute has launched a campaign to engage our fellow citizens in discussion and debate about what it means to be an American. As part of that effort, we have begun to point out the increasingly existential danger of identity politics and political correctness to our republic. As if to prove our point, Google has judged our argument as wrongthink that should be forbidden. They are now punishing us for our political thought by refusing to let us advertise to our own readers.
Soon anyone espousing anything like “conservative values” will be blocked from Google, F*c*book and Twitter. Because you dare to disagree with your masters in Tech, so you will be silenced.
Hat tip to The Other McCain, who notes
Google, like the mainstream media establishment, has decided that President Trump’s election proves that freedom of speech is dangerous, and so anything that might conceivably prevent the election of a Democrat in 2020 must be suppressed as some form of “hate speech.”
And also to Instapundit, who notes that Google dropped “Don’t Be Evil” and went to Full Evil.
And you can Live Without Google. Or mostly, anyway.
I think it was the Stazi that said, “If you know everything, you can control anyone.” Close Enough.
Police departments are using “reverse location search warrants” to force Google to hand over data on anyone near a crime scene.
Because Google is already running surveillance on everyone, why keep the data away from the .gov?
Many privacy advocates argue that these sort of indiscriminate data sweeps are prohibited under the Fourth Amendment, which generally dictates that searches by law enforcement need to be specific and limited only to what’s necessary. “[Law enforcement] needs to suspect a particular person or criminal activity, not just go, for example, search every home in a given area,” says Jennifer Lynch, who serves as the surveillance-litigation director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Hat tip to Schneier on Security, who notes…
Once you have everyone under surveillance all the time, many things are possible.