Good lighthearted article, pulled me out of the weeds for a bit!
But seriously, or make what fun of it you will, I installed Google Goggles on my Android phone as a reader for QR codes, and didn't look into its capabilities beyond that. Several weeks after I installed it, I took a photo of a relative's typewritten recipe (my 35 year-old promise to my spouse that technology can be used to keep track of recipes is finally coming true!). About an hour later, my phone went "deedle-deedle", and when I checked, Goggles had found the same recipe on the Internet, pictures and all. Cool, creepy, and scary. A couple of weeks later I took a picture of my daughter at her desk at work, an hour later, "deedle-deedle", and Goggles had identified the Formica used on her counter and told me where I could buy it!
My other daughter just moved to the other side of the world, so I took a picture of her bank statement to Whatsapp to her, and got to thinking after - does Google now know her bank account info? No deedle-deedle, but who knows? I found the setting to shut it off after that.
As Elmer would say, "Be afwaid, be vewy afwaid!"
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