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Thursday, August 9 12:00 AM ET

Google Using Private Data to Build Clones

By Brian Briggs

Mountain View, CA – Google announced that they would start making clones of people from the data they collect from Internet users. 

"From searches, Gmail and our other services, we have enough data to assemble about 200,000 clones," said Terrence Schmidt, vice president of Bioinfotechnology.  "Most people didn't notice the change in our user agreements that allows us to do this, but it's there."

Schmidt said this plan meshes with Google's strategy of making information on the Internet available to more people.  "I'm in charge of the 'more people' part," he said. 

Privacy experts worry that Google use the users private data to clone only the more profitable searchers. Bernard Witchens from Privacy Protectors International said, "What's to stop Google from only cloning people who click on ad words for 'mesothelioma' or 'mortgage brokers'? That's what I want to know."

 "I joke that my life is online, but I didn't realize how much there really was," said one Internet surfer who bumped into his clone at Starbucks.

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The process takes place in sub-basement pi of the Googleplex in Mountain View.  Once assembled the clones are given a laptop computer and a place to live at the Google headquarters. Eventually the clones are integrated into society.

To allow the program Google's motto of "Don't be evil," has been modified to "Don't be evil to real people (and clones aren't real people)."

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