August 26, 2020

CONFUSION BY DESIGN: Unredacted suit shows Google’s own engineers confused by privacy settings. “Users could make change, but it was ‘difficult enough that people won’t,’ one employee wrote.”

Flashback: Hotel Googlefornia. “Behind the scenes, Hill’s specialty VPN blocked her devices from trying to ping Google’s servers more than 15,000 times — in just the first few hours. After a week, it had stopped more than 100,000 attempts to share data with Google. And to repeat, this is after Hill had stopped using any of Google’s apps or services. The company has its tendrils all throughout the internet.”

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