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Google hit with third lawsuit as 38 U.S. states, territories sue over search dominance

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By Diane Bartz and Paresh Dave

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I don't really mind google search. I mind google retaining data, correlating that data, never deleting that data, and me not having any way to force them to not capture any data at all.

I'd be ok if google (or any web company) wasn't allowed to capture data unless we specifically signed into accounts with them, but as long as we do not, they shouldn't be allowed to capture or retain any data whatsoever.

That would make it so if we never log into anything from google, then they don't get to steal our data. Perfect. Full of common sense. Why do we even need a law to say that? After all, do we allow Target to place a GPS tracker on our vehicles and our person with a little webcam to watch and track everything we see too? That's what all these huge internet companies do. They watch everything we do everywhere on the web whether we've signed up or not. It needs to be illegal.

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After all, do we allow Target to place a GPS tracker on our vehicles and our person with a little webcam to watch and track everything we see too? 

They already do that - by using your phone.

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I never use Google and now, I have an actual reason NOT to.

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They already do that - by using your phone.

My home phone is VoIP.

My cell phone doesn't have a data or voice plan. It is effectively a wifi-only device (no bluetooth). I'm not a typical smartphone user. My smartphone sits inside an RF blocking pouch when not used and if I leave the house, the pouch comes with the phone inside too. It is really only for emergency use - and as a clock/timer and bad camera.

But my comments were about most people, not me.

Should be illegal to capture any data if we don't login to a service. I'm ok if they want to block access if I don't login. Actually, I would prefer that because then my refusal to use "free" tracking services wouldn't be nearly as strange to other people.

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