[nycbug-talk] OT: Google Plans Ultra High-Speed Residential Networks

mikel king mikel.king at olivent.com
Wed Feb 10 13:17:25 EST 2010

On Feb 10, 2010, at 12:42 PM, Steven Kreuzer wrote:

> On Feb 10, 2010, at 12:14 PM, nikolai wrote:
>>> Google is planning to roll out a 1Gb/sec Fiber-Optic broadband  
>>> network to
>>> more than 50,000 homes.
>>> Would you be willing to send all your traffic through Google in  
>>> exchange
>>> for an internet connection
>> How is that different from sending all your traffic through ATT, or
>> Comcast, or Verizon?
>> Are you saying you expect Google do more snooping into your packets  
>> then
>> others do?
> I absolutely think Google is going to be taking a closer look at  
> your traffic then other
> providers simply because has much more to gain from performing  
> detailed analysis
> of what you do online.
> Knowing that you play World of Warcraft and spend 3 hours a day on  
> digg would be
> a pretty reliable way to place you into bucket a, which are more  
> likely to click on these
> ads.
> Thats just one financial reason google would want to take a closer  
> look at what you
> are doing. Now I am going to put on my conspiracy hat and remind you  
> that Google
> recently partnered up with the NSA to help secure its network.  
> Imagine if 50,000
> homes also became part of the Google network.

And we all know how easy it is fishing in a bucket... especially for  
the T-800 series... ;-)

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