I was on the side lines of a interesting talk by a couple security experts about OS's, they are very concerned about Google's overwhelming net presence and prying eyes. It was said Google controls an extreme margin of advertising, data search and data collection also marketing, they have gotten so big that they have become a concern to many other security experts. It was brought up about Microsoft's dominance, one expert said that they were were not a "data collection agency" and were somewhat held in check by the myriad of other OS's. Then it was said well would that not be the case with Google, one expert said their foot hold in search and marketing will give them an unfair advantage and more opportunity to pry couple of people laughed. One expert said Microsoft is not in the marketing business a does very limited data collection their presence is pretty much limited to marketing their products where as Google is all about data collection and marketing, they says they track so much now that they are of concern to many security experts. I like many have run MS for many years, though in the early years I ran Zenix, Unix and all the early DOS stuff. I was following the blogs on Google wondering if a try was in order, but the conversation above has me thinking. I am sick and tired of things trying to pry into my life!
Did a little searching and came up with the following!
Will be very interested in other folks feelings on the subject!