Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The wolves protecting the sheep Google uProxy

 A friend of mine asked me about my thoughts on Google's  uProxy, and I had to laughed.

 1st let’s look at  google  own  privacy policy as written and available on their website.

The part I like the most;


   Please refer to your domain administrator’s privacy policy for more information.
For external processing 
We provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Wow, that makes me feel so safe!

If you read the full complete policy dated DEC102013,  and then the multiples of sub policies, you will have to wonder what google is really doing with all of this data that  it “could elect to” collect and how broadly it’s written,  they could collect a lot of things.

You will have to wonder by now; "  how supportive is google with protecting  your internet privacy?"   That's a question that only you can answer .

But keep in mind;  that 20+ years ago, we didn’t have these issues within the internet. Every since the internet has been became a playground,  & a commercialized avenues for business and organizations, privacy now becomes a major issue within the internet.

So would you trust  Google own uProxy solution?
Not me!

Google is bad, and very bad when it comes to protection your privacy. One would be very silly to think otherwise.  If you want to  see a comparison, read yahoo’s policy statement, and then make your decision on google written and published policies,  & how it  effects your privacy.

Now back to uProxy, this works via plugin available within selected  google's browser. The whole ideal is to build a web of trust between friends/associate , and proxy your connecting traffic between these friends.

uProxy  provides some degree of anonymous access between your associates. An alternative would be the Lantern project, but even this is questionable, and they like google, collects data upon one access and invitation. You can fine more here about lantern;

So with the google implementation, you have to wonder as to how much privacy do you really have. Trusting google is about as  comparative with trusting a pack of wolves to guard your flock of sheep.

I myself , would not want to trust google to ensure my privacy over the internet.

Ken Felix
Freelance Network / Security Engineer
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