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Senior Editor

Google’s looking for you

Apr 10, 20061 min
Data Center

You can almost hear Monty Burns hiss out “Exxxxxxxxxcellent…”

Google’s reach is getting more frightening with each news announcement. Tacked onto the whole San Francisco Wi-Fi story was the fact that the search engine behemoth wants to pinpoint a user’s location within 100-200 feet and gear advertising to him or her based on the location.

Handy advertising or creepy Big Brother? Oh, and the city choosing Google/Earthlink as the “preferred bidder” in the project was the biggest non-surprise since Katie Couric announced plans to head to CBS.