Well. What is, by the way, TRUTH all about these days?
No, I am NOT talking about TRUST. (Everyone seems to use this very word now...)
Both words may sound similar, and I guess intertwining both of them when publishing TEXT(s) more or less CONFUSES the average user, even if being a native speaker. (Myself not being included, obvious as it may be.)
If you, just for example, tell your best friend you had an affair with someone other than your wife, well, you seem to TRUST him (or, rather, have trusted him...), in the end...
And if he's going to tell HER the TRUTH then.....beware? Trust can be better than Truth, but it sometimes happens to be the other way around...
I just tried to show, if TRUST is being broken, TRUTH is being revealed, and, certainly, not always for the better...
The other way around would, as well, be possible. But rarely to be met in existance.
But why talking so much? Why not simply state the facts and tell the TRUTH?
GOOGLE (amongst many others search engines and providers like AOL etc. etc.) IS DEFINITELY TO BE RENDERED AS SPYWARE (as it collects, stores, shares and USES data), but even COMODO (sorry, Melih, but that's TRUTH) have, at least thus far, not even ever thought about blocking this widely spread, commonly used search engine...
Melih, now, come on, I know you'd have them guts. If not you, who else? But why not? I can tell you (and them great and not so great folks out there): Because it'd be somewhat paradox (or even an oxyfool*), because:
In the end, if we'd block ALL real Spyware, would we have the INTERNET at all, then? Answer is: NOPE.
As the INTERNET as such is, of course, by it's own structure, SPYWARE or, let's just say, some kind of WARE that includes from birth and reason, in itself, the possibility of and now, obviously, even the intention to be capable of being used as spying WARE. In Germany we'd call that (in a somewhat more dry and philosophical way, maybe) "system-immanent" attitude or behaviour, or charactre.
Everyone using the internet, except for some special transferring procedures with heaviest encryption (and even they are de-cryptable), is part of our world's communication.
So, one might praise the internet for all it's favours, but it must, or at least, should, never be forgotten, that it's a centralized (how many points do we have, at the moment? 7? some more?), decryptable, filtered thing.
So I think, there ain't no need to use anonymizers, proxy's, all that stuff. It's ridiculous by just thinking about the system itself.
All the world says: Beware of them evil crackers (or, mostly used in a false way, "hackers).
INTERNET ITSELF IS, by it's immanent structure, THE GREATEST HACK on humanity ever.
It offers many advantages. It saves human lives. It connects people. Maybe it also kills people, I don't know, but I guess so.
It can do so many things (enabling one to write letters, watch nude women, read scientific books, read the latest news, get to know how to brew beer, share files, be they illegal or not, sharing experiences on that net, about "securing" one's machine, about "slimming it down" etc.
But, in the end, what remains, is the thought of:
Hey, that's a great thing, they spy on us.
Add some fine beer and they will enjoy it twice as much!
now I will be asked almost the same questions you were being asked some time ago.
And, no. I'm not on drugs.
(Just some beer.)
Keep on telling the truth, Melih, not so much about trust. Whom do YOU trust, Melih?
I'd really like to have some real talk and beer with you, my friend, while not being in need to think about all those ****ty things mankind has invented in the meanwhile, but to sit down together by my fireside and rethink the whole world once more.
PS: I'd play you some ol' 12-string guitar an' sing ya some songs you'd like. Just leaning back 'n existing...
What more could we really achieve in our lives? Money? Paid friends? Multiple car garages? Oh, come on, that's nothing to even care about.
Sick world of ours.
Still, somewhat funny.