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G+ on phones and tablet and Google Photos on phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, 30" retina iMacs with underpowered GPUs, holograms, hacked up Android watches, that thing from Minority Report and my mom's Windows XP malware runtime from early last decade – how does it work?

Listen (or read I guess since they have a transcript) to +Wahbeh Qardaji and me and our hosts +Karen McGrane and Ethan Marcotte make it up as we go on this podcast about the responsive design of Google+ :)

http://responsivewebdesign.com/podcast/google-plus.html
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If you're not paying for the product, you are the product.

I have to admit, this is a catchy line.  It appeals to the inner cynic in us all and makes a certain amount of sense in a core, "what can you do for me," type of thinking.

But it's hog-wash.

I work for Google so I follow the news about the company and I'm really tired of seeing that first line, or some variation of it, spouted by people who really don't care enough to want to think it through.  It does not work that way!

Yes, Google is a company.  And yes, Google is a reasonably large company (though not that large compared to the likes of IBM, GE, etc.).  But though a company is a single entity in the eyes of the law, it is not run like that.  Google is full of many thousands of individuals, many of whom are more rabid about user privacy than the privacy watchdogs that complain.  I've watched them take Larry and Sergey to task on stage about the smallest things.  I've done it twice myself.  If the leaders of the company purposely violated our users' trust, there would be open revolt and the founders would be lucky to not find themselves strung up by their toes.

Everything Google does is done for our users.  Your happiness is always the first priority, even above Ads.  (I've seen this in both policy and various practical implementations.)  You are not product; you are our customers!  That's simply the way we view it and it permeates the company from bottom to top.  Everything is done to make a better service for you.

Even Ads is viewed as a service to our users.  Random ads are garbage.  Useful ads are a benefit.  Yes, it's also a benefit to our publishers and yes, it's also a benefit to our shareholders.  Since when did win-win-win arrangements become a bad thing?

I won't claim that Google always gets it exactly right or that we haven't made mistakes.  We don't and we have.  And we admit it.  And it will happen again.  Sorry.  But everything is done with the right intent even if it doesn't always work out as hoped.  Hindsight is perfect.

Google is the most moral company in which I have ever worked.  But guarding our users' privacy doesn't just make moral sense, it makes business sense.  If we purposefully violated our users' privacy, we wouldn't have a business at all before very long.
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Thanks for resharing. This is more than a year old, but still relevant with good discussion in the comments.
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I wrote a thing.
"This is the story about how I became what some people would call a frontend engineer and an exploration into what that even means…"

https://medium.com/@cramforce/anecdotes-about-frontend-and-backend-engineering-e65601a312be
This is the story about how I became what some people would call a frontend engineer and an exploration into what that e…
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Exciting time! I'm moving to California at the end of the month to join a new team at Google!
2015 will be an exciting year: My wife and I are moving to California! If you met me recently you might already know it. After more than 7 years in Paris, we decided to change scenery. As I look back on those 3 years at Google France and 7 years in Paris, I feel very lucky. I had amazing experiences. From working with an awesome team in Capgemini to having a blast at Jolicloud and, of course, Google. In March, I will leave the Google Cultural Ins...
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Thanks!
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Big Basin Redwoods

Loved hiking in this park last time we were in California. Can't wait to go back again!
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Very nice video by +Jake Archibald on making your webapp load fast.
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“This is the most visible line in the sand for people: Can. They. See. My. Dick? So with that in mind, look inside that folder. That is a picture of my dick. So lets go through each NSA program and explain to me its capabilities in regards to that photograph of my penis.”
– John Oliver interviewing Edward Snowden

in what may forever change the conversation about government surveillance. We as humanity can also be happy that the leaker turned out to be as remarkably intelligent as Edward Snowden. Not every interviewee would have been able to go from standard talking points to "Oh, shit, this guy just managed to finally explain what I meant to say all along. I'll just run with it".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEVlyP4_11M
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Starting today, discover a new way of browsing with the new Google Art Project extension that treats you to a beautiful work of art each time you open a new browser tab in +Google Chrome. See masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and other iconic artists from museums around the world throughout your day: g.co/artprojectextension
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I've lately been reflecting a bit on how to become a better software engineer. Here are my thoughts.

Be really good at debugging.
Never be blocked.
Know when to do redundant work or build a tool.
Be  really good at reading code.
https://medium.com/@cramforce/ive-lately-been-thinking-about-what-patterns-could-explain-perceived-differences-in-productivity-77d1f52f1527
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JavaScript pattern and antipattern collection
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Follow an email on its journey to see what happens when you send a message. Along the way, discover our data centers with videos and photos.

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async - Async utilities for node and the browser

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