It's Like You're Everywhere
I used to love you, Google, like a child loves his younger brother. But things have changed. You’ve changed. You’re no longer loveable, and I’m not even certain you’re innovative anymore, not in the way people want you to be, certainly.
Perhaps you weren’t really born the way we think you were. Where did you get this need for omniscience about me and everyone else online? After all, your growth from cute and exciting little brother into a domineering, Orwellian Big Brother can only be described as frightening, especially when you once held to the motto “don’t be evil." I know I'm not alone in wishing that your aims for future domination of the search industry didn't include using your mathematical models to predict what I'm going to do next.
But planning a "Minority Report"-style future of predictive advertizing and a sideline in marketing this data that you can put as high a price on as you like is... astounding. We gave you this information in good faith, believing that you would help make life online easier.
Instead, our personal data is there, waiting for you to find new ways to cash in on us, your users. The people who felt you to be one of the Internet's most trusted brands, and really thought you weren't being evil.