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[liberationtech] Google keeps the chat history even you enabled the OTR

Ximin Luo infinity0 at
Fri May 9 02:42:14 PDT 2014

On 09/05/14 02:31, Anthony Papillion wrote:
> On 05/08/2014 08:23 PM, Doug Schuler wrote:
>> Realistically we need to develop an entire suite of publicly owned
>> tools. Could the development and implementation be massively
>> distributed?
>> Or is it over?   We lost all the other media....
>> "In just a few short years, starting in 1998, this company has
>> grown to employ almost 50,000 people worldwide, generated sixty
>> billion dollars in revenue last year, and has a current market
>> capitalization of more than 350 billion dollars. Google is not only
>> the biggest search engine in the world, but along with Youtube (the
>> second biggest search engine in the world) it also has the largest
>> video platform, with Chrome the biggest browser, with Gmail the
>> most widely used e-mail provider, and with Android the biggest
>> operating system for mobile devices."     From:  An open letter to
>> Eric Schmidt: Why we fear Google
> I fear we've already lost. I used to think that it would just take
> some sort of major scandal to wake people up to the fact that
> relinquishing their privacy wasn't such a good idea. Then, I thought,
> they'd stand up in outrage and take their privacy back with
> pitchforks. Then Snowden showed up and nothing really happened. Most
> people didn't actually change the things they do because, well, it's
> not convenient.
> I see a future where the world, not just the digital world, is divided
> into two camps: those who are technically literate and willing to take
> the sometimes inconvenient steps to protect their privacy and those
> who aren't.  The first group will be in the minority but will enjoy
> privacy and anonymity while the second group will be pretty much at
> the mercy of whoever can figure out how to access their data.

Please stop moaning and do something about it instead.


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