Wallet looks slick and useful, and it appeals to the nerd in me by proving out NFC as a useful technology.
Makes sense, and Wallet is exactly the type of thing I normally would be chomping at the bit to test drive.
I’m just not sure because the terms make me nervous. Here’s something to ponder:
If I use Wallet, Google will have a list of my purchases, which it could add to lists of my keyword searches, my email, my phone calls and texts, my pictures, my documents, a history of my physical location, you get the picture.
Independently, these could be used for evil, but together, they create a very clear picture of who I am, what I do and why.
And Google has the computing power and algorithmic chops to crunch these data and produce meaningful connections.
Pretty scary stuff, even though I have nothing hide.
I’m one of those privacy is dead types, and it truly is, don’t kid yourself. Even so, it’s uncomfortable living under the watchful eye of an algorithm.
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