Discuss: Google Allo and Privacy

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September 22, 2016 at 05:26:59
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that Google's Allo Assistant works by keeping messages on Google's server until the user manually deletes them. Discuss here if you think this is a major privacy concern, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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September 22, 2016 at 07:40:58
Google and privacy are not synonymous.

Google harvests information, it's in their DNA.

Just my 2 cents worth

"Don't be evil" and "do the right thing" are highly subjective catch phrases. Who knows?, they might be true to their cause but only time will tell.

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September 22, 2016 at 09:33:31
echo btk1w1 re' Google and "privacy"...

Their history clearly demonstrates that Google is one outfit to whom privacy means scant all... If they can garner and keep information on almost anything - personal not the least - they will do so; and their assurances that it will be erased (everywhere included even - dream on?) if the individual concerned wishes it so - just doesn't cut the mustard with me.

They seem to be self appointed sitting in judgement re' personal info/content... Which raises the olde question - who watches the watchers, judges the judges...?

Mind you I doubt that yahoo doesn't do much the same...

And I have serious doubts that if one deletes a given message or content on either google or yahoo or similar, it won't still be around for an age in assorted cache storage areas etc; and on assorted other sties...?If I delete something online I'd like it be "gone" everywhere.. But I doubt I will live long enuff to see that happen...

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September 24, 2016 at 07:47:31
What privacy? The perception of privacy is just that. As the comments above allude to, Google evidently has the ability to save anything and everything. As I person that does the same, I can relate. What is Google's incentive to ever delete anything?

We can only do what we can. I don't use Chrome and limit my use of gmail. I do however succumb to the superior Google search engine.

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