But it may be added that if you need personalized recommendations from the Service provider, I do not think there is any other option but to agree to what Google says.
Google is right.
One can not have the cake and eat it too
Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads.
The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users’ emails, both when messages are stored on Google’s servers and when they are in transit, a controversial practice that has been at the heart of litigation.
Last month, a U.S. judge decided not to combine several lawsuits that accused Google of violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users into a single class action.
Users of Google’s Gmail email service have accused the company of violating federal and state privacy and wiretapping laws by scanning their messages so it could compile secret profiles and target advertising. Google has argued that users implicitly consented to its activity, recognizing it as part of the email delivery process.
Google’s updated terms of service added a paragraph stating that “our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.”
There is another side to the world wide web where you can not normally access the information , but is still a part of the world wide web.
This is called the Deepnet, the Invisible Web, the Undernet or the hidden Web.
Then there is the dark Internet, the computers that can no longer be reached via Internet, or with a Darknet distributed filesharing network, which could be classified as a smaller part of the Deep Web.
Mike Bergman, founder of BrightPlanet coined the phrase.
He explained searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean: a great deal may be caught in the net, but there is a wealth of information that is deep and therefore missed.
Most of the Web’s information is buried far down on dynamically generated sites, and standard search engines do not find it.
Traditional search engines cannot “see” or retrieve content in the deep Web—those pages do not exist until they are created dynamically as the result of a specific search. As of 2001, the deep Web was several orders of magnitude larger than the surface Web.
8,Also being used by some Intelligence Agencies for Dark Operations.
Hiring a hitman has never been easier. Nor has purchasing cocaine or heroin, nor even viewing horrific child pornography.
Such purchases are now so easy, in fact, that they can all be done from the comfort of one’s home at the click of a button… and there’s almost nothing the police can do about it.
This worrying development of the criminal black market is down entirely to the Deep Web – a seething matrix of encrypted websites – also known as Tor – that allows users to surf beneath the everyday internet with complete anonymity.
And like The Silk Road, transactions are all made using the mysterious online currency Bitcoin. One site, whose name MailOnline has chosen not to publish, offers an assassination in the US or Canada for $10,000 and one in Europe for $12,000.
‘I do not know anything about you, you do not know anything about me,’ crows one self-styled assassin, according to The Daily Dot. ‘The desired victim will pass away. No one will ever know why or who did this. On top of that I always give my best to make it look like an accident or suicide.’
THE DEEP WEB: WHAT IS TOR?
Tor – short for The onion Router – is a seething matrix of encrypted websites that allows users to surf beneath the everyday internet with complete anonymity.
It uses numerous layers of security and encryption to render users anonymous online.
Normally, file sharing and internet browsing activity can be tracked by law enforcement through each user’s unique IP address that can be traced back to an individual computer.
The Tor network on the Deep Web hides the IP address and the activity of the user.
Most of the Web’s information is buried far down on dynamically generated sites, unable to be found or seen by traditional search engines – sites or pages don’t exist until created as the result of a specific search.
An Internet search is like dragging a net across the surface of the sea – a great deal of information is caught, but a majority is deep and therefore missed.
‘I have gained endless experience(s) in this [sic] 7 years,’ he goes on. ‘It has changed me a lot. I don’t have any empathy for humans anymore.
‘This makes me the perfect professional for taking care of your problems and makes me better than other hitmen. If you pay enough I’ll do ANYTHING to the desired victim. If I say anything I mean anything.’
Many of the sites even use slogans and marketing techniques that, if it weren’t for their macabre subject matter, could be as at home on the website of a legitimate retail website.
‘The best place to put your problems is in a grave,’ boasts one.
Some even seem to offer others the chance to profit from their killing by allowing users to bet on when a victim will die by putting money in a pool. The closest guess takes home the pot.
And while many appear every inch the cold-blooded killer one would expect from a gun-for-hire, there is also apparently the odd humanitarian hitman.
‘Killing is in most cases wrong, yes,’ writes one. ‘However, as this is an inevitable direction in the technological evolution, I would rather see it in the hands of me than somebody else.’
‘By providing it cheaply and accurately I hope that more immoral alternatives won’t be profitable or trusted enough. This should primarily be a tool for retribution.’
Adding that murder should always be committed for ‘good reason’, he writes: ‘Bad reasons include doctors for performing abortions and Justin Bieber for making annoying music.
How To Surf The Deepweb.
You’ll need a browser named Tor. Open that up and get a new identity around every few minutes. The rest is up to you. I’d recommend checking out the Evil Wiki and learning about onion sites and seeing if you can find some links. That’s what I did the other night at least and found a bunch of weird shit. Like this one dude was selling “sex dolls” He cuts the legs and arms off children and abuses the shit out of them so they don’t feel pain. He pulls their teeth out so they can’t bite your you know what and so much more, so if that’s what interest you then go ahead, but honestly there isn’t really any reason to go to the “deep web”.
Has The Deep-web Closed after busting of the Silk Road by the Deep Web?
In an interesting post-mortem release by the creators of the defunct anonymous marketplaceAtlantis there is information that the former admins and users of the Silk Road are planning to resurrect the service. User RR writes: “We have SilkRoad v2.0 ready to launch and is now in its final testing stages. Our site has all the features of the original one and we have kept the same style of forum for your ease.”
The new SilkRoad will be sending out anonymous invites to former vendors and then open to the Tor-using public soon after.
The representatives of Atlantis write:
From a quick scout around I’ve counted at least 5 publicly stated projects with the said aim of replacing becoming “Silk Road 2.0″ and many many more gathering info and building alliances.
And this is what Law Enforcement is now parading as a victory? Over two years of investigation, millions of dollars spent and for what so a couple of armchair programmers can build it again in a few days while in the meantime vendors simply move to other site’s .
Users are already planning ways to keep the new site secure. This includes the creation of something called BitWasp, an “open source, anonymous bitcoin marketplace specifically built for use in conjunction with Tor or I2P via the hidden services such as .onion websites and eepsites.”
The initial image that greets you is a fuzzy matrix of TV static-like dots. You click on the space to zoom in on users — who are arranged by chronological order based on when they registered on the social network — and, of course, their faces…
The site is the work of freelance designer Natalia Rojas, who says she isn’t breaking any rules because it doesn’t store any private information, photos or real names.
It’s quite a head-trip but is testament to the huge global distribution that Mark Zuckerberg’s social network enjoys today.
Many get elated if they get Likes. especially if some one does it in Facebook.
I fail to understand the elation when some one likes your Spouse’s Photo!
If your writing is voted up, your joy knows no bounds,
If it is featured in the Front Page , Home Page ot the dash Board, well, ecstasy.
I still remain a Simpleton and distribute and forget about except for replying comments.
In fact I have been using Facebook, a micro-blogging site, but use it to provide Links to my posts, I do not even post it to Page, though my son insists that Facebook community is stronger and drives visitors in.
But I consider Facebook as basically non serious and frivolous,there are exceptions.
In a curious case Redditors have brought a Meme Company Down by sleuthing.
( I do share in Reddit and promptly forget it, do not even know whether it is voted up or buried.
Curiously I receive traffic from Reddit, to ana extent that in 2102 Reddit drove the maximum traffic to my site.
Now about the present story.
It has the ingredients of Greed,manipulations, Bribery,wrong promises and Sleuthing by the vigilant.
In June 2011, the biggest meme-generating forum on the Internet held elections. The community’s moderators had become overwhelmed with its runaway popularity. Reddit’s r/AdviceAnimals needed help.
They got it in the form of redditor gtw08, the eventual winner.
Looking back, all the moderators remember thinking about gtw08 was that he was quiet. They’d barely ever communicated with him, and they certainly didn’t know his real name. His history on Reddit amounted to little more than link submissions to a relatively new site calledQuickmeme, where users type bold-faced captions on popular memes like Scumbag Steve and Success Kid…
These are known as image macros. They’re the bread and butter of r/AdviceAnimals, a community that would soon grow to more than 2.5 million users and dominate a certain part of Web culture, proliferating memes that bled into mainstream culture, from Ridiculously Photogenic Guy to Grumpy Cat.
And all along, gtw08 sat on the moderator rolls, holding immense power over which links survived and died in the subreddit.
This is the story how three redditors eventually brought him down, along with the biggest image macro site in the world…
Launched in July 2010, their meme-making site was soon seeing massive traffic. It simplified what had traditionally been a laborious process for one of the Internet’s favorite pastimes: putting funny captions on popular images. By the summer of 2012, Quickmeme was seeing 70 million unique visitors and a half-billion pageviews,according to Wayne Miltz…
Quickmeme was now netting the brothers around $1.6 million a month, according to independent analytics site Worth Of Web. The traffic came largely thanks to referral traffic from Reddit’s homepage—the self proclaimed “front page” of the Internet, which collects more than 71 million monthly visitors. Quickmeme was a fundamental part of the Reddit ecosystem.
You could even call the Miltzes Reddit-made millionaires…
In April 2012, a new competitor emerged in the meme-making landscape. Livememe looked like an outright Quickmeme clone, except for two crucial differences: It supported GIF animations and special effects…
The trail went cold.
Aware that other AdviceAnimals moderators were watching him closely, gtw08 began covering his tracks. He’d remove an unpopular Quickmeme post here and there, some Imgur posts, and then a popular Livememe link.
But at the same time, gtw08 was also hashing out conspiracy theories about Livememe to the other mods. The site was using bots to get its posts voted up to the frontpage, gtw08 claimed. And in a bid to get Livememe banned, he compiled data of this alleged botting scheme. The moderators didn’t see enough evidence, however, and voted against the ban.