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No anonymity is the future of web in the opinion of Google's CEO Eric Schmidt. He said many creepy things about privacy at the Techonomy Conference. The focus of the conference was how technology is changing and can change society. Schmidt's message was that anonymity is a dangerous thing and governments will demand an end to it. In an video interview with Julia Boorstin, CNBC Correspondent, Schmidt stated (starting at 5:13): Google CEO Schmidt: No Anonymity Is The Future Of Web | NetworkWorld.com Community Google CEO Schmidt: No Anonymity Is The Future Of Web | NetworkWorld.com Community
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Google offers JPEG alternative for faster Web | Deep Tech It turns out there was more to Google's WebM technology than just a plan to revolutionize Web-based video. The company also wants to revolutionize still images on the Web with a new format called WebP. Google plans to announce the new WebP graphics format today along with its research that indicates its use could cut image file sizes by 40 percent compared to today's dominant JPEG file format. That translates to faster file transfers and lower network burden if Google can convince people to adopt WebP. WebP, like JPEG, lets its users trade off image quality for file size. And like JPEG, it's a "lossy" format, meaning it doesn't perfectly reproduce an original image but tries to keep as true to the original as possible when viewed by the human eye. Google offers JPEG alternative for faster Web | Deep Tech
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Another rad browser plugin called Google Alarm hit the Internets this week, which alerts you every time your personal info is sent to Google's servers. How? Via notifications, a running tally of dangerous sites and, naturally, a super annoying, vuvuzela-like alarm. After seeing this new plugin — which works with both Firefox and Chrome — on F.A.T., I contacted the developer who made it: Jamie Wilkinson, who also created Know Your Meme and Mag.ma. Google Alarm, which was made during F.A.T.'s F*ck Google Week in Berlin, is supposed to make users aware of how much info they're sending to the search giant. Is Google Watching You? New Plugin Will Let You Know [APPS] Is Google Watching You? New Plugin Will Let You Know [APPS]
« Qu'on me donne six lignes écrites de la main du plus honnête homme,j'y trouverai de quoi le faire pendre » Cardinal Richelieu Greg atterrit à l'aéroport international de San Francisco à 20 heures, mais il était minuit passé quand arriva son tour aux services de douane. Il était descendu de première classe, doré comme un pti't Lu, mal rasé, détendu après un mois à la plage de Cabo (3 jours de plongée par semaine, les autres consacrés à draguer les étudiantes françaises). Quand il avait quitté la ville un mois plus tôt, il était une ruine ventripotente aux épaules affaissées. Maintenant il ressemblait à un dieu grec, et s'attirait les regards admiratifs de l'équipage à l'avant de la cabine. Quatre heures plus tard, dans la file d'attente des douanes, il était revenu à sa condition de simple mortel.

Scroogled - enGooglés : une nouvelle de Cory Doctorow

Scroogled - enGooglés : une nouvelle de Cory Doctorow
Google has mapped every Wi-Fi router in every residence and business in Britain, according to the Daily Telegraph. This news is a result of an investigation in Germany earlier this month that uncovered that the company had downloaded emails and other personal information. Using the Google Street View cars, Google explained it had intended to download what it called public information, such as MAC and SSID numbers. It has since pulled all of its Street View vehicles off the streets. But the mapping of Britain's routers has already been completed. Google Has Mapped Every Router in Britain Google Has Mapped Every Router in Britain
Lawyers Claim Google Wi-Fi Sniffing ‘Is Not an Accident’ | Threa Lawyers suing Google claimed Thursday they have discovered evidence in a patent application that Google deliberately programmed its Street View cars to collect private data from open Wi-Fi networks, despite claims to the contrary. “At this point, it is our belief that it is not an accident,” said Brooks Cooper, an Oregon attorney suing Google in one of several class actions lawsuits around the country arising from Google’s disclosure that its Street View cars intercepted Wi-Fi traffic around the world. Google has described the sniffing as a coding error. The evidence, the relevance of which Google disputed Thursday, is a 2008 Google patent application (.pdf) describing a method to increase the accuracy of location-based services — services that would allow advertisers or others to know almost the exact location of a mobile phone or other computing device. Lawyers Claim Google Wi-Fi Sniffing ‘Is Not an Accident’ | Threa