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SYS-CON i-Technology Podcast August 14, 2005
Sunday Essay Examines Google's Privacy Responsibilities

Abstracted version of the Sunday i-technology essay for August 14, 2005:

Is Google responsible for any abuses of its technology? I drew the comparison to gun companies and to eBay.

With Google’s power comes responsibility. And the responsibility in being responsible in the case of Google lies…with…Google.

It would be an impossible task for Google to monitor every piece of information. But just as the company continues to work madly to improve its search services, it should also be working madly to improve the vetting of what it makes available.

Google should take the lead in combatting the potential for these crimes of violation, rather than blaming the messenger when it gets hoisted by its own cyber-petard.


About Roger Strukhoff
Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

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Is Google responsible for the information that its technology uncovers? Should it be working on ways to protect individual privacy? Maybe not, but the company certainly did not like getting hoisted by its own cyberpetard.


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