Coming Soon To Your PC... Google Bug (beta)
Once this little gem is deployed, anybody want to take bets on how long the Feds wait before passing laws making the retention of the sounds mandatory and the use of the tech an FBI prerogative?
I mean realistically...we should all just make sure that those microphones are off. That's just good, solid common sense. But the press surrounding this numbskull idea is going to be terrible for Google. I mean...as Cartledge points out the sheer volume of data isn't going to be easy for Google to use. So why bother?
Fred, but they'll probably target ads for earplugs right to your screen!
Betmo, just rip that mic right out.
Peacechick, Kathy, I'm all over the sounds. How about Bush's voice intermixing with a flushing toilet?
My husband is a Star Trek fan and some station somewhere is always running one episode or another.
Many thanks for the link. I've been wondering why Google would even try this. Seems to me that all it will do is create bad will for a company that most people admire.
It does have the makings to be one of those "What were they thinking?" ideas. And your probably right that it won't be long before the Feds are asking for retention of these "fingerprints" just so they can have one more treasure trove of data from which to peruse through out personal lives.
And perhaps at some point in the not too distance future, to "Google" someone may come to have rather nerfarious implications.
Granny...I think that the Xsociate is really onto something here. "These are the voyages of the eavesdropper Google. It's enduring mission, to reveal your hidden secrets. To boldly go, where not search engine has gone before."
SA...and wind I'd suppose. BTW, what exactly are your penguins getting drunk on?
I'm turning my mic of anyway.