On the blog of Google – software engineer Alma Whitten is talking about an IP address IS or is NOT personal. (in other words, can you figure out who someone is from an IP address?) Google – or at least Alma Whitten is saying NO….
Very wierd. Maybe NOT in some countries – but at least in Holland = I really would call it PERSONAL….
I have my internet connection via Orange; I am living in this house for almost 2 years – and also the service of Orange.
According to Orange; I have a dynamic IP address…… But as far as I can see – I already have the same IP address for almost 2 years now.
Before that; I had internet via Chello; also with a dynamic IP address; but in the 5 years I had that internet – it also changed ONCE !!!
It changed because Chello “made a mistake” and “cancelled my account” ……
So – IP address NOT personal…???
Some people will say; what does it matter…. that little Google is keeping that information….??
Okay – I am Googling a lot = some of my searches could be “beer” “rum” or “fire” “breaking glass” …..
And Google LOVES the money – that is a sure fact….
I guarantee you that my health insurance is interested in my “beer and rum” consumption (read; search).
“Mr Sjeltur is an alcoholic – raise of health insurance”
“Mr Sjeltur had his house on fire – but it seems that we (as insurance company) can proof that he started the fire”
And yep – in January I am looking up “fire” and next year January my house gets on fire….. – Google kept the “proof” for 12 months….
And if I Google for a certain brand of car – and all of a sudden I get mail about that brand car…. – not something I am waiting for….
This way I can go ooooon and oooon and ooooon…..
And saying that the IP address is not trackable…..
Oh yes it is…… !!!
Just for your information; via Google Analytics - I can track YOUR IP address; it gives me also the place you live….
and with the IP address – and some search on other messageboards etc etc – where you all leave your address or telephone number or your name…. it is extremely easy to find you !!!
(dont worry; Sjeltur is armless = but can we say the same about Google…??)
Yep; my IP address is a personal thing, Mr.Google – and I am more than 100% sure you know that too. Although – knowing that – is not a convenient truth for you uh..??