When creepy individuals run technology firms why are we surprised that technology is creepy.

Look at a picture of Bill Gates, the richest man in the world thanks to his knack of being able to make us think ‘not fit for purpose’ is as good as technology gets.

Look at a picture of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, a nerdy looking guy very similar to all those caricature nerds who want to rule the world in movies

Do either of these billionaires look like the kind of people you are happy to have knowing where you live. Or where your girlfiend of your Dear Old Mum lives.

NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO they don’t look like people you would want knowing where you live. They look as if they were assembled from an Airfix build-your-own-stalker kit.

They look like a couple of creepy creeps with PhDs in Creepy from Creepy University.

Look at pictures of Larry Page and Sergei Brin (no, he’s not one of the meerkats in Compare The Market ads). Actually you might have problems looking at these two semi – autistic sociopaths, they are so anal they seldom leave special chambers decorated to look like the inside of a womb, where they are played a constant, soothing, heartbeat rhythm and the gurgling sounds of a pregnant lady’s digestive system digesting and so few pictures are available.

Big players on the internet tend to be uniformly weird in a very sinister way. Just because they can only form relationships with computers and thus have nothing in their lives worth keeping private they assume nobody else has.

Internet technology has become way too creepy and intrusive.

Take these two recent developments coming soon to an NSA / GCHQ spy terminal near you.

Should Google Glass be banned?
With the PRISM revelations causing outrage, does Google Glass present too big a privacy risk?
By C.C. Reynolds | Yahoo! Contributor Network

When I first caught wind of Google Glass I was an enthusiastic supporter. Wearable technology has always fascinated me and Glass is arguably the first example that has the potential for mass market success. But since its announcement two years ago, my worries over the privacy implications have grown. The idea of everyone carrying a camera connected to an advertising company on their head should be enough to set alarm bells ringing. But these worries are reinforced by Google’s rather dubious track record as of late, which has seen it incur the biggest fine the FTC’s history for tracking Safari users and condemnation from the EU for its StreetView data stealing. Then, just last week, we learned about PRISM – the US government’s open door into Google’s servers.

I’m not alone in my skepticism over Google Glass. You can find plenty of others … Read full article:

Facebook’s Creepy New Search Function
Facebook quietly issued a warning this week to its UK users – reminding people to check privacy settings before its powerful new “Graph Search” function arrives.
By Rob Waugh | Yahoo! News

Facebook quietly issued a warning this week to its UK users – reminding people to check privacy settings before its powerful new “Graph Search” function arrives.

Graph Search will be here in days – but Facebook’s warning does little to explain the power of its new tool, which makes it easy for people to find old photographs, even ones hidden from your Timeline.

Privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation has described the new search function as “creepy”.

Users in the UK will be able to use it within days – to use the powerful search tool, people simply have to change their settings to “U.S. English”.

Read full story:

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