“Google’s Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good … Yes, we use data to make products more helpful for everyone. But we also protect your information.” – NYTimes “The Privacy Project”
1. Fuck you, Sundar
2. Fuck you, NYTimes, and fuck your “privacy project”, you whitewashing muppets
A. Privacy is not a good, it is a human right
B. Google is a surveillance capitalist; its business model is diametrically opposed to respecting privacy
C. Google protects *their* information, not yours, because that’s what your information becomes once they have it: their asset
Sundar Pichai trying to paint himself as the champion of the poor man’s privacy isn’t even the main problem here: a Big Tobacco CEO would love to be seen as the champion of your health and ditto a Big Oil CEO as defender of the environment.
It’s only natural, they’re apex predators with billions of dollar-shaped reasons to lie to you. The real problem is muppets like The New York Times giving them a platform and whitewashing they with their “privacy projects”.
Next on The New York Times: The Environment Project – Exxon Mobile CEO on Exxon’s Green New Deal and The Healthcare Project – Philip Morris CEO: “Our cigarettes save lives.”
@aral Founders have to deal with investors, etcetera. So if you're successful, you might want to avoid that by expanding our initial company.
I mean, it is fine if people don't want to do just found one company, and then keep doing the one thing. Any alternative has to consider what options it creates here.
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