Friday, January 04, 2008

Damn it Google

So as a tech nut and verified internet addict, spyware, cookies, bugs, my private data being thrown about doesn’t really surprise me. I know it’s out there but it never bothered me since I’m not doing anything illegal or particularly care that anyone would ever be able to use my data against me. Well today I actually had a surprising shock for the first time.

You wouldn’t generally think your e-mails, the actual content written in them, would be open to attack would you? Well the world’s favorite e-mail, G-mail, threw me for a loop last night. A friend sent me a message describing her gluten (type of food) allergy as we discussed cooking. And what is advertised to the right of the page along with my e-mail? A plethora of links entitled “Gluten-free foods!” & “Learn to cook Gluten-free!” WTF Google? I understand if I submit a form, download a file, this or that, you tracking me. But reading my e-mails? Storing what I’ve talked about in my e-mails? That’s disgusting.

I think I’ll send a message a couple thousand times about how much I hate Google, see what kind of ads I get then.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year, same old RIAA

Happy new year all, I hope your holiday season was as festive and rowdy as mine was. I am blessed with the best friends in the 3Bers and we owned Chicago all weekend.

And what do I arrive back home to? My trade press I read daily for work, alerting me to the newest tricks of the RIAA. The satanists of the music industry have begun to test legal waters as to if it is illegal or not for you to put YOUR CDs on YOUR computer. No I'm not talking about sharing them, just ripping and using on your PC or iPod could now be illegal. Well go ahead and sue me, because I have over 500 of them on it and I don't plan on taking them off.