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Vashta Nerada BS: forget Russia media giants are spies too (5) RE: BS: forget Russia media giants are spies too 18 Jul 18

I've seen and photographed Google cars at least twice, generally in parked driver-getting-something-to-eat mode. It is a trade-off; opening up Google maps or Google Earth and being able to assess the area you're headed, know what the address itself looks like is a generally very useful thing.

Those Android phones so many of us carry track our travel and speed, and when we're in a crawl on the freeway or simply waiting for a traffic light, a streak of red appears on that street on Google maps in the driving mode.

The phone company probably also gets a cut of the action. As long as I'm anonymized, I don't care, but the phone company seems more likely to abuse the information than Google, just because the phone company has been around a lot longer and has always been considered suspect in some things. (Anyone else enjoy The President's Analyst?)

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