[LINK] Google going for 'gold'
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Wed Jan 11 16:52:04 EST 2012
On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 20:19, Jan Whitaker <jwhit at janwhitaker.com> wrote:
> The additional personal touches that began to roll out Tuesday mark
> another step toward one of Google's most ambitious goals. The
> Internet search leader eventually hopes to know enough about each of
> its users so it can tailor its results to fit the unique interests of
> each person looking for something.
That´s one of the reasons why I don´t use Google DNS.
While seemingly innocuous, Google already has you identified by your
GMail login credentials (while logged in) or Blogger user name (by
cookie), so if you use Google DNS basically you´re giving Google the
information of EVERYTHING you browse, every domain you access, is
logged by Google DNS. The only think they have to do to get the full
picture is match your Google DNS usage by IP address with with your
GMail session IP address (which they already have as part of your
GMail login credentials/session cookie).
That´s one of the reasons why I use OpenDNS. At least, it takes two
parties to get the full picture, and I believe one won´t hand out the
data to the other for free.
And that´s also why I don´t use my local ISP´s DNS either (not that I
have too much to hide anyway, but why make it easy for them if they
don´t pay me? ;).
Of course, the local ISP is free to do DNS sniffing but I´m only
talking about the effortless spying that they could do on a mass scale
by checking dns logs (if any).
DNSSEC contrary to what the acronym would lead one to believe, doesn´t
encrypt anything, only provides certification mechanism of DNS
requests to avoid tampering with DNS data.
We´d have to wait for DNSSECSSL or something ;)
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