Google – the seemingly harmless search engine that many people could consider their virtual friend – has been working on a couple more personal privacy invading projects. To what point are people going to choose their personal privacy over their personal convenience and refrain from using Google? Google, derived from the subatomic measurement word "googol", which means "the number equivalent to 10 to the 100th power, or 1 with 100 zeros following – it is quite a large number. They have not digressed from this in any means either. At the time of writing this article, Google has bought out, absorbed and acquired 230 companies ranging in the fields from home monitoring, to location-based analytics, to artificial intelligence, robotics and drones. Provided to the right is a list of Google's acquisitions
There is no exception for the Google Home speaker. It is a Google product and has the same privacy invasion policy as any other Google product. Allowing one of the most advanced artificial intelligences into your home to control your "smart" home environment could do you more harm than good. The speaker is on at all times, synced with your Assistant, and is listening to every thing that happens and is spoken within your personal living space – this is a home invasion disguised as a convenience neccessity. And remember, the NSA is listening. Google has a track record of selling out our personal (human) information to the machine and agencies who take orders from the machine. They have been found guilty and deserve boycotting now. Solution One solution to resolving the problem known as "Google" is to use alternative search engines: https://www.ixquick.eu https://www.epicsearch.com https://www.duckduckgo.com The second solution is to refrain from using data harvesting computer components such as smartwatches and "fitness applications" that harvest your body's internal operations.