When will consumers learn? The answer is never, as the majority of society has capitulated to the mind-dulling addiction of the smart phone, where instant gratification replaces the rare instances of critical thinking skills, an attribute completely absent in the tech world.
As internet giant Google continues to show strong numbers in usership, despite the blatant indiscretions of the corporation in the sloppy handling of personal data on such an amateur level that even the highly sophisticated and nuanced attacks of hackers is not required in harvesting sensitive data, the question amounts to “Why?”
Inexplicably, Gmail account holders and subscribers to associated products are reticent to find other alternatives, in the wake of the very public and shameful announcement by the company of the various security breaches. Well, it seems that the subpar custodial issues and the expansive hole in the digital perimeter is the veritable tip of the iceberg in the Alice in Wonderland intoxicating and bizarre harrowing trip emanating from the ineffectual leadership brass and through the various layers highly paid and liberal programming base. ZDnet reports that the publicly traded entity has completed a rare double whammy in providing a truly nightmarish experience for the end user, as the Google news app is wasting more bandwidth than an island-sized bitcoin mining operation, based on reengineering the results of the 2016 election.
Allegedly, the cause of the spike in bandwidth is a “bug” in how the news app interacts with the device, and how long or if a solution will even be available, is up to the powers that be. In the meantime, smartphone users must surge through a widespread prison cell of apathy in making definitive choices to protect personal information, a notion that is easier said than done. Murmurs from Washington reveal that Google, F***book, and Twitter will probably face anti-trust legislation for their lack of accountability in securing personal data. Apple and Mozilla, have recently chosen to detach themselves from the dubious trio of billion dollar advertising agencies.
While Google is infamous for stirring privacy concerns, the organization has been involved in some sketchy controversies, which require a blockchain fortified ledger to refresh the cultural propensity of a collective temporary memory loss. Investors have taken notice as the price of the stock peaked in late July, but has seen a downturn over the last month.
-The company is involved in alleged corporate espionage in stealing self-driving vehicle plans from competitor Waymo
-The Google listing of The California Republican Party associates the group with “Nazism”
-The company terminates an employee for authoring a memo addressing concerns that the corporate culture allows for the ridicule and criticism of politically conservative individuals
-Partnering with the Chinese government, the organization releases a traceable search engine called Dragonfly, which enhances surveillance capabilities on citizens
Read the ZDnet story here.