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NewsAnalysis shows over the last decade Windows 10 had fewer vulnerabilities than Linux, Mac OS X and Android Pin
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NewsGoogle tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect. Pin
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The really scary part is considering how and why the connection between Google and the police was established. Once the police knows that this person had been close to the burglary site, they can check the guy out of the case. But how did they get to know of him at all?

Either, the police can demand that Google (or any similar actor) seaches through all their anonymized data and selects whatever the police demands, and Google does not object to it at all: They will deliver any anonymized data to the police in a de-anonymized format, for no other reason that the police says "We want to take a look at it". The police is doing the selecting of "relevant" data, in a huge base - for all practical purposes, all of the location info that Google manages.

Or (which I actuall consider less likely): Google is itself doing part of the police investigation, evaluating which may be relevant evidence, to be handed over to the police, and which is not. Then Google serves as an extension of the police.

Actually, the second alternative is the scariest to me, that Google has become intermingled with the police. It will be much harder to reverse that. In the first alternative, it takes a decision by Google (which certainly is not likely, but it is in theory possible) to not give out any de-anonymized information about any indiviual unless the police has declared him/her as a suspect.

It is really scary in either case.
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