Some people think it's stupid to worry about such things. I think it's a "foot in the door". Remember, Nest was going to be part of a complete home "system".
Yep - I'm sure no one at Google thought about this. You should email them quick!
What, you think Google is magic, or prescient?
Google has had A LOT of bad ideas. And went on to implement them, only later to realize they were bad ideas.
The thing about Google is that it (or Alphabet) is big enough that it can afford such failures... no matter how much it costs the rest of us.
So why did Clapper commit perjury in front of congress to cover up these programs?
Besides, we have the documents leaked by Snowden, which revealed what they revealed. And as a result we know that we were lied to, and deceived, and criminally abused, over oh so many things...
Good intentions do not make up for that. Professionalism doesn't make up for that. Nothing, in fact, makes up for that.
The court ruling doesn't give any context.
Yes, in fact it does.
Is your criteria for "how I find out about the world" seriously "Is this source telling me what I want to hear"?
No, but yours appeared to be, from your comment: "I'm not saying the story's wrong, but could you have found better sources than the Daily Caller and Zerohedge?"
I'm assuming some projection in your comment, because there's nothing in mine that bears any relationship to your extremist ideological twaddle.
It's a free country. Assume away. It won't get you anywhere, but I will defend to the... uh... change in my pocket, your right to do so.
I'd have been happy if the links were to the WSJ (minus paywall) or Times of London. Links to a politically charged blog and an economically charged blog, both of which are obsessed with ludicrous conspiracy theories, is not acceptable or useful.
Wait a minute... didn't you just imply that the source doesn't matter? You just got done insulting me for having that very attitude (albeit incorrectly, as I actually stated the opposite). Right up there, a few lines above, in quotes.
You leave me with little choice but to just repeat what I said before: I'm sorry your delicate eyes were offended by all that nasty material you had to be exposed to for the 10 seconds it took to find the link to the actual, unbiased source.
Yours must be a very hard life, with all that offense going on all the time.
To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton