[clug] The 1st Internet Tax is here.

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Thu Nov 13 06:02:31 GMT 2008

Hal Ashburner wrote:
> Michael Still said:
>> Well, Google Checkout is pretty close. Only Google has your credit card 
>> details, and you don't need to even give the vendor your email address 
>> (Google will proxy that traffic and stop it if you wish).
> Even if I were to decide I trust google inc today, why would anyone trust
> them in perpetuity? It's easy to imagine a google in 15 years that is
> nothing like today's google, staffed by different people, dealing with
> different political systems but with all the data gathered today.
> Actual privacy is a good thing.

I'm happy for you to feel that way. I was addressing the "perhaps there 
is something Google could do here" thing. If you don't like a product, 
just don't use it.


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