I do not know in the event you’ve observed, but it surely’s turn into a teensy bit fashionable to trash Google and its place on privateness lately.

This wiggly ol’ net of ours has all the time spent a good quantity of power specializing in how Google makes use of private information, in fact — and that is a very good factor. We completely ought to concentrate on how corporations do and do not faucet into our data.

Currently, although, the dialog has turned particularly heated, with a rising refrain of digital voices suggesting it is time to ditch this-or-that Google service due to the way it handles privateness and (insert spooky horror music and/or Sting ballad right here) watches each transfer you make.

Now, look: I am actually not one to shrink back from criticizing El Googlé. I hope that a lot is obvious by now, with so long as we have recognized one another. And I am additionally not one to downplay the significance of privateness. It is one thing I take into consideration continuously and encourage others to do, too — and when an organization’s utilizing private information in a method that appears in the slightest degree shady, I am among the many first to name shenanigans.

However in the case of this present narrative, common as it could be in each the tech-media echo chamber and the social-media torture pit proper now, I am unable to assist however suppose a number of people are getting swept up in a messaging machine that has little or no to do with real-world issues in our (allegedly) human lives.

Let’s suppose it by means of collectively from a super-practical perspective, we could?

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