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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:11 PM
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This Net Neutrality thing has me really worried
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:18 PM by sellitman
So much so I have:

*switched all my computer search engines away from Google

*Deleted Google Chrome from all my computers.

*Started switching all my email away from Gmail with the goal to detete my account within a few months.


I know it's pissing in the wind but I bet if more people did this Google might rethink the road they look to be going down.


Thoughts?
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:20 PM
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1. That's a good move anyway since with what you had Google had you completely
in their surveillance net. I avoid Google like the plague, lots of people do, lots about it on the internet which you probably know about...


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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:21 PM
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2. Bank of America was a great corporation 15 years ago when they were gathering customers.
They aren't anymore. I hope Google hasn't decided to follow this business plan of: Gather as many clients as possible and then turn on us too fast for us to react properly.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:22 PM
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3. Why is google the enemy of net neutrality?
I'd tag it on the providers. Now if you are concerned about privacy then yeah google is the bad guy.
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:41 PM
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4. Here is why:
They have teamed up with Verizon to say Wireless Net Neutrality is something they would change.


http://yhoo.it/cAW99G
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:58 PM
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5. But net neutrality is the brainchild of the carriers not Google.
I don't see what google gets out of offering to give providers money. Seems like a waste to me.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:36 PM
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6. It will let Verizon do traffic-shaping and QoS on Android-based phones
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 11:38 PM by Recursion
Which will basically make Google properties like YouTube run at broadband-like speeds on those phones.

Apple does this on the iPhone internally by controlling the entire software stack, so it can do its own QoS; on an open stack like the Android you need the provider's help to do the same thing.

That's actually a pretty good analogy for the larger difference of the philosophies of the two companies: Apple wants to control the client to filter the cloud, Google wants to route the cloud its own way to an open client. As Stephenson said in In the Beginning Was the Command Line, people forget that Apple is at its heart a hardware company.
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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:11 AM
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7. I stopped using Google years ago, among other things.
But that won't help protect net neutrality. For that, we need legislation.
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