Google's breaches of privacy have gone TOO FAR!



I'm gonna be putting this public service announcement at the end of all my videos going forward I have a feeling that since YouTube is a Google alphabet owned company this may not bode well for my YouTube channel so I highly suggest checking me out on vimeo.com slash Rossmann group i get paid if you watch the video on youtube and i have to pay nine hundred seventy nine dollars a year to host it on vimeo even though i lose money when you watch on vimeo and i make money when you watch on youtube I would still much prefer that you watch my content on Vimeo I have an Android phone and I've been using Android phones for about the past nine years that started with the HTC incredible it had an amazing feature called voice the text or I could type into any sort of text box that I would usually type into with a keyboard by simply talking into my phone we all understand that Google makes their money by perusing through our browsing history and our cookies and delivering ads that are relevant to us by going through our email and we've all kind of accepted that the problem is over the past few years that Google has started to just get worse and worse and worse when it comes to privacy and just like the frog that it will stay in the pot if it's slowly turned up versus to jump out if you immediately toss them into boiling water that's what's happening to us with privacy I use this Google Voice to text feature and it worked very well sometime around 2012 it started saving all of these clips to this my activity page which I'll link to over here and this is searchable so it logs everything I've ever said it saves the transcripts of everything and it saves the audio clips and all of this information is not anonymized in any way it is saved to my Google account which is as unassessed it's my first initial my middle initial my last name at gmail.com they have my birthday they have my info and this is not anonymized in any way so let's see here so I was talking about a woman that I had dated many years ago so you can just become hit play I dated a woman seven years ago who said comma it's not your money comma but the person you had to be if somebody were to hack my Google account or my gmail account as soon as they hacked my gmail account if I go to a phishing website of any kind I'm not just on the hook of my email and calendar I'm also on the hook for every conversation I've had for the past seven years that hacker would have access to in a very searchable fashion many Google fanboys may say things like well if you don't want risk that when you get hacked why don't you just opt out of it so that they're not saving everything to the back end to the account why don't you just clog in and delete it the reason I wouldn't do that is because I had no fucking idea for the past seven years that you opted me into that without asking me if you don't know that your data is there then there's no way that you can delete it you need to know that it's there and a lot of people that I know had no idea that it was this easily accessible in this easily tied to their gmail address which is often their first name not their last name you need to know that it's there in order to be able to opt out or delete it and most people don't know because Google never asked you because Google our array be creepy Silicon Valley bastards that think that they know it all and that they know it's best for you and don't worry it doesn't matter if we trample on your privacy if doesn't matter if we trample on your rights it doesn't matter if we ruin the communities that we move to I'm just gonna do it cuz we're God and we're better than you what's really disgusting about this is that I never opted into this there was never a dialog box that appeared on my phone that said hey I know you've been using this voice to text feature for the past two years and it's been working well for you but how about having all this information saved to your Google account in a searchable database where even a four-year-old could to search for certain words and find things that you've said that could be taken out of context or pieces of dark humor or it's just personal conversations that you don't want other people to see we're saving all that information we're never letting go of it and we weren't even planning to tell you it was there until you decided to search for it that's really creepy this type of security and privacy stuff should be opted in not opt out you should not by default be saving a transcript and a wav file of every single thing I've said for seven years in an area of my account that clearly links all of that to me by name so that if my gmail account is hacked somebody could then see every personal conversation I've ever had even if it's outside of the Android or Google system if I am in an IRC channel using a chat app on the phone if I'm making a post in a forum using the Firefox web browser as long as I've used Google Voice to text it's saved and categorized everything many people have criticized me for pointing this out by saying that this information is an but it clearly is not because it is linked to your Google account and if it's this easy to do it on the front end can you imagine how easy it is for somebody to search for this on the back end further Google has had issues with engineers that have acted in very creepy ways and Hank call me a little bit of conspiracy theorist but you allowed me the right to be a little bit of a conspiracy theorist when you opted me into saving every single recording of everything I've said for seven years without asking me if it was okay and tying it to my account Google tends to have a lot of employees within a monolithic political and philosophical culture where a lot of them tend to sync the same way and a lot of them tend to be a part of the political ideology that thinks that people who disagree with them on certain concepts must be evil terrible people and well if they got the platform because something they said was taken out of context or misused imagine giving your worst enemy who hates your guts the power to search through everything you've ever said every place you've ever went every app you've ever opened everything you've ever clicked when you did not opt into it as long as they're able to sneak into a server room or hack your email account imagine that type of power being in the hands of your worst enemy and imagine them using it but hey you've got nothing to hide right that's Google they're doing that and they're doing far worse and the reason they're getting away with it is because we're sitting down and accepting I think it's time for us to stop accepting I'm doing my best to remove Google from my life it's like quitting heroin cold turkey it's not something that's easy you have to slowly wean yourself off of it and I am gonna be weaning myself off of Google as much as I can my next phone will most likely be a Libra phone a phone made by people that actually give a crap and respect our right to privacy my web browser is going to be Firefox I am going to be asking all of you if you really appreciate my videos if you appreciate everything that I've put out there and the fact that I'm trying to teach you how to fix things and make money for free the best thing that you could do for me is stop viewing my videos on a website that makes me money and go over to a website where I actually have to pay money for you to view it and watch my stuff there I don't have a lot of optimism that this is going to go the way that we would like but hopefully if this starts to affect their pocketbook maybe they will start being more transparent about these things maybe they will stop hiding this stuff so that you know they just kind of hope that people don't see and whether time they see it told you about the anyway because it's on page 600 whatever effective service hopefully they will start actually treating individuals like human beings because once they have that much control once they know that much about every individual nobody is safe every single one of you has said something that you may regret in a time of anger despair desperation or maybe just because you're a human who's flaw every single one of us has been someplace that maybe we don't want logged permanently every single one of us may have opened a program or clicked on something or done something that we don't want following us around for our entire lives nor do we want that information available not anonymize where anybody who has access to your password can find it and we don't want that information potentially landing up in the hands of our worst enemies if we decide that we are going to speak out against something that we don't like I am suggesting that we don't give this company this level of insane power because once they have that level of power there's no telling what the wrong person would have the potential to do with it and I would like to have a soft landing rather than a crash landing so that when the shit does hit the fan when they do get hacked when people who work at Google say huh that person disagrees with me I don't like that person let me see everything they've ever said and how I can humiliate them and destroy their lives that it's not as bad as it would be if we continue going on the next 10 years going in this path acting like sheep to the slaughter ignoring it so let's go over this year our culture is becoming more and more accepting of our data being mined on to centralized platforms and associated with our name more people than ever are happy to expose someone's old tweets old blog posts old whatever to try to get them fired and ruin their lives and the people who do manage to ruin those people's lives are often cheered on social media companies are shifting to opt out rather than opt in policies for collection or storage of this data where you have to opt out of being spy on rather than opt in to being spied on and we are embracing smart home devices that listen to you all the time Google assistants that listen to you all the time Amazon Alexis that listen to you all the time at alarming rates lastly it's becoming more and more commonplace every day to read about companies like Equifax in the news whose sole job it is to manage personal identifying financial data that's supposed to be confidential for hundreds of millions of people companies with billions of dollars and resources can't even do that right and are getting hacked to this easily now when you look at any one of these individual factors by themselves it's not the end of the world however each one of these individual factors is not something that would have been able to happen overnight we had to slowly be eased into this and when you combine all these factors together you get the potential for a seriously dystopian future real all at each other's throats and if you look at it I don't think 20 years ago that anybody would have imagined that this is where we'd be right now but we're here and we should do something about it because I do fear that if we don't do something about it if we don't acknowledge that this is something that has the potential to seriously destroy the basic social fabric of society that we are going to be screwed going forward I did a video on this about two years ago where I thought I was kind of being paranoid but the more and more that things move on like this the more I wonder that's it for today and as always I hope you learned something

43 Comments

  • CrazyOld Papy

    April 13, 2019

    https://vimeo.com/329795715

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  • KSA Spectre

    April 13, 2019

    Google tells you about this, lol

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  • Emre

    April 13, 2019

    Why do I feel like as soon as you opt out or delete your data they automatically save it and put you on a list?

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  • darthvader5300

    April 13, 2019

    WHAT GOOGLE DO NOT HAVE IS OUR HARDWIRED RUSSIAN MULTI-ROUTER/RE-ROUTER EQUIPMENT that can allow me to enter the American internet network systems through an inoccent American family PC without them noticing it that I am using their computer as a conduit pipeline so that I can connect with any American inside America. It is similar to the MULTI-USER HARDWIRED USER TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT that can allow 40 or more users to use 1 desktop PC or server or workstation without interfering with each other or being aware of each other's activities. Any attempt to know my IP computer address by tracking me down will end up hitting a brick wall which is the inoccent American family's local U.S IP computer address WHILE I AM LITERALLY SEVERAL THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY HERE IN KAZAN RUSSIA!

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  • KratosPS

    April 13, 2019

    I have been trying to move away from Google for a while now. I disabled their tracking on Maps (They keep a log of everywhere you have gone with time stamps searchable by dates on your profile) and don't use their voice recording. It's difficult to move away though since they have control of so many markets and there aren't really competitors.

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  • keith Frozen

    April 13, 2019

    That’s so scary I just went into mine and saw all the scary shit

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  • Phoenix

    April 13, 2019

    Mine doesn't have that Voice & Audio option

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  • catothewiser

    April 13, 2019

    They want to boil Pepe!

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  • Otk_Obelisk

    April 13, 2019

    Kinda appreciate EU for starting GDPR because I learn about all of this last year. Just started the process of scrubbing my data.

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  • Matt TheChosen

    April 13, 2019

    I didn't know it was there but l was working on the assumption it was so l never used voice typing. I'm just hoping they don't record me anyway (suspect they probably are a lot of the time anyway).

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  • Alex Danut

    April 13, 2019

    Good meme. But honestly the only responsibility they have is to put it into the terms of service. If you didn't read it, it's kind of your fault. Some university did an experiment one day where they had public computers automatically open a fake social media website that required everyone who used to to accept the terms of service, in which, it said they agree to donate their first born child to the company, or something like that, but it was obviously not real. The point is that all the information on them doing this is there for you to find, and you did agree to them doing it. At that point you can't really complain. Sure, if they were less morally ambiguous maybe they'd make it more obvious, but at the end of the day, you can still turn it off, and you can still delete that stuff. So really, saying that the solution is boycotting Google is a bit stupid. You have the power to override their collection policies via opting out. The anonymization thing is probably only applied to when and if the data is sold or turned into statistics, but it could even apply to the direct access; the actual recordings could simply be stored with IDs completely anonymously, and your account could have an encrypted list of IDs as the recordings. They could also encrypt the recordings; the truth is that few people know, so assuming that they store all that stuff the stupid way, and saying that everyone should boycott them because of it, could be considered defamation if it's not true. Just because you can access it via your account doesn't mean it's not stored anonymously. There are ways to implement such things. It would have been much more concerning if there is no opt out, or if it wasn't in the terms of service, but I don't see that as being a realistic possibility. I'm pretty sure Google would take legality of data storage policies pretty seriously. Also, saying that the collection shouldn't happen because someone could access it via a password is almost like saying you should never keep sensitive things in a safe, but in fact you should burn them, because if someone knows your combination they can get access to it, or they can cut a hole in the back. It wouldn't be a very good safe if that was the case, and the solution would be to upgrade it, not stop using the house because that way your sensitive things will never end up in the safe.

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  • ky uhhl

    April 13, 2019

    wow i checked this, i hear recordings of my voice -before i say "okay google"

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  • jcdenton1111

    April 13, 2019

    How about d.tube ? https://d.tube/

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  • Eddie Price

    April 13, 2019

    It starts with circumcision, and creeps up on you, until you are a woman.

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  • Glenn F

    April 13, 2019

    can someone compile a guide to deleting google from your life efficiently and painlessly? Thanks.

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  • Axis

    April 13, 2019

    Joogle.

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  • Jon K

    April 13, 2019

    Rather deal with Apple being "greedy" then give away the farm of private information. You can always make more money, you cannot get back personal info once out.

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  • Constantiam dot net

    April 13, 2019

    Lol don't use it if you don't like it

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  • Proffesor David

    April 13, 2019

    Your eyebrows are very happy little fellows!! They make me feel happy inside!!??

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  • Joshua Walker

    April 13, 2019

    Wow, sounds like Google may need some government regulation. But, if you don't believe in that, I guess you can whine about in.

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  • STRiCT

    April 13, 2019

    Firefox is good, and I've used it exclusively for years, but I've moved to the VERY privacy-centric Brave browser.

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  • roasthunter

    April 13, 2019

    I don't really know what Google does for me, it provides a search engine, although the majority of search results are to sell me things, I use the maps navigation system, it runs on my phone but annoys me by asking me to tell them about wherever I've been. I've never really seen the purpose of facebook, I don't need to see the lunch someone just bought or to hear someone has checked into a hotel. If I could switch off all this stuff I would.

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  • Erick Novlesky

    April 13, 2019

    Good thing I never use text to speech

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  • Pecacheu

    April 13, 2019

    I don't know if going from YouTube to Vimeo is such a good idea. They're not really an alt-tech company and they have no real commitment to free speech. The only reason they don't censor is because they know they don't have enough marketshare yet to get away with it.

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  • need2burn

    April 13, 2019

    Really weird edits

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  • wittle Porg

    April 13, 2019

    Power corrupts.

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    P.S. Except if you are Putin.

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  • DS 4 Productions

    April 13, 2019

    Damn I had no idea this was even a thing either. Not cool google, not cool!

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  • TheSkepticalOwl Personal Channel

    April 13, 2019

    Thank you, Mr. Rossman!

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  • Rarzwon

    April 13, 2019

    The Hated One has a lot of good videos about this very topic, as well as suggestions for making your online activity more private and/or anonymous.
    As alternative options are embraced, making the jump away from Google owned and run services should become easier and easier.

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  • GCl Dk

    April 13, 2019

    Pewdiepie recently joined a decentralized alternative to YouTube that actually pays, and pays a greater share than Youtube or Twitch. I'd suggest you check that out, Louis. Really appreciate your opinions and content. x

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  • Nakruf SteelCore

    April 13, 2019

    THe Brave browser is a really nice browser based an chromium which is respecting privacy. Even send statistics is opt-in.

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  • Skeptyle

    April 13, 2019

    I love you Louis

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  • harshbarj

    April 13, 2019

    Honestly I don't see a problem here. It's all spelled out in the TOS. Though few actually read it.

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  • TheBlackCat viewerAccount

    April 13, 2019

    Wow. Thanks. I needed to know about this. Because I will say random words that I can't remember to spell. Someone could edit this into something awful.
    Also, bitchute.com
    Minds.com
    gab.com

    All free alternatives that hate YouTube/Google.

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  • Casual Citizen

    April 13, 2019

    There really needs to be strict laws on privacy for big tech firms like Google, Facebook and any other of the likes. EU is at least putting pressure on Google and Facebook

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  • shinpaku 123

    April 13, 2019

    I stopped using android phones along time ago for that reason I’m surprised you being a big android fan didn’t know that I want the new Samsung phones but that is what’s stopping me

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  • RavenLuni

    April 13, 2019

    Thankyou – I get laughed at when I even mention this stuff. You put it alot better than I could have. People need to know about this.

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  • BriarLeaf00

    April 13, 2019

    This is another great take. I'm going to have to look into how to opt out, also I'm going to look into your alternative for a phone. You're right, this has gone on for far too long, we should take steps to minimize our exposure to such a company. Corporations are not our friends, they exist only to turn a profit, and if anything comes in the way of them providing the benefits that shareholders expect, they'll do anything within their power to neutralize it.

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  • Phil Jermakian

    April 13, 2019

    If they didn't invade privacy they couldn't target ads.
    If they couldn't target ads they would only be millionaires not multibillionaires and who can live in such squalor.

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  • Rane Fisher

    April 13, 2019

    Hey Louis. I don't believe in warranties. If I fucked up and people have a problem with it, they will also have the posting history that cancels out those fuckups.
    I wrote a blog post on Intro To My Design covering my opinion of online privacy. Pretty much even if you do stop using Google services, your personal data and history will still be on their servers. It won't be accurate say in 7 more years, but your data from the past 7 years can be hacked and used against you. This isn't going to stop unless those servers and hard drives are shutdown and incinerated.

    Ps. I've been watching Terminator a lot lately.

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  • Ein Google Nutzer

    April 13, 2019

    You opted-in by saying "OK GOOGLE"

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  • zyxwvutsrqponmlkh

    April 13, 2019

    What are you doing? If you say this here the goyem will know.

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  • Sebas CM

    April 13, 2019

    If you want to seen a more creepy example about google and how they treat your privacy check out this video
    https://youtu.be/hLjht9uJWgw

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