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  • What they said [perl.org], too.
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  • Note that the source of this paranoia is Andrew Orlowski, who isn't exactly unbiased in his coverage of all things Google. He's been writing paranoid rants about the company for a year or two now, and adding Orkut to the mix is just an extension of that ongoing tirade.

    Not that this particular point is invalid, mind you -- these Friendster clone sites are gathering a lot of demographic data for as yet unclear purposes -- but it isn't necessarily anything to get paranoid about.

    The Register is a fun rag and

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  • I'm glad someone dug through the Privacy Policy (these legal documents these days are quite windy and daunting, especially if you just have a small textarea to read 'em in), but this type of stuff doesn't surprise me.

    Orkut is not a non-profit or a FSF project ... it plans to make $. So it's gonna use its assets (your personal information) to make its money, one way or another.

    If you don't like it, don't sign up -- which is what your post says, really. Again, I commend someone finding the flaws, exposing
  • you can only see things for the first time once