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In a privacy policy shift, Google announced today that it will begin tracking users universally across all its services—Gmail, Search, YouTube and more—and sharing data on user activity across all of them. So much for the Google we signed up for.
The change was announced in a blog post today, and will go into effect March 1. After that, if you are signed into your Google Account to use any service at all, the company can use that information on other services as well. As Google puts it:
http://gizmodo.com/5878987/googles-broken-promise-the-end-of-dont-be-evil
Saw this coming months ago. I've since completely ditched google calendars. Switched all default search engines to Bing. Completely closed Google+ and Buzz. And began transitioning away from gmail, an account I've had for like seven years. Such a disappointment.

It's more of a disappointment that you went ahead and did that over something insignificant.
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That article is completely retarded, and does not list a single reason why they are calling Google's new privacy policy "evil". In fact, it does not provide any information on anything.

Gizmodo is horribly blatantly biased against Google in this article for, literally, no listed reason.
    
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That article is completely retarded, and does not list a single reason why they are calling Google's new privacy policy "evil". In fact, it does not provide any information on anything.
Gizmodo is horribly blatantly biased against Google in this article for, literally, no listed reason.

Gizmodo is the real evil ["evil", how ridiculous] here, the article comments section says it all..

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Switched all default search engines to Bing. Completely closed Google+ and Buzz. And began transitioning away from gmail, an account I've had for like seven years. Such a disappointment.

You won't be missed..
Edited by kpriess - 1/25/12 at 2:05pm
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Hey, if you guys don't mind google tracking your every move, more power to you. thumb.gif
 
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Hey, if you guys don't mind google tracking your every move, more power to you. thumb.gif

This.

Google is a honey pot of people's information. Just like Facebook.
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Isnt Gizmodo like, in bed with Apple? I can see their hatred for Google.
    
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This.
Google is a honey pot of people's information. Just like Facebook.

Yep, a single database with a host of information. And with google a major target of hacking, all that information could be stolen in one fell swoop. No thanks, I'll pass. I'd rather spread it out.
 
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Google is a honey pot of people's information. Just like Facebook.

True - with the exception that they (so far) have upheld their promise to keep the data for internal use and not sell/share it.
Unlike Facebook who makes their living serving as a digital pimp by whoring out their user's data.
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What's evil in aggregating all search services into one central hub, where your search in one Google service can reflect in another? As if that would be a bad thing anyway; it would make searching within Google's services even more intuitive and less segmented. Here's a counter-argument to this sensationalist article, ironically also from Gizmodo, which objectively outlines how Google's new policies will affect us - the users:

http://gizmodo.com/5879163/how-will-googles-new-privacy-policy-affect-you
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Realistically, I don't think this even changes anything from a privacy perspective. If you enter personal data into gmail, then Google has access to that info. If you enter personal info into youtube, then Google has access to that info... See that pattern?
So what are they really changing here?

Just think about what they use most of that info for. It's all about delivery of ads. They show specific ads to users based on location, search history, and who-knows-what other preferences. But they display ads to all users no matter what. So, all that's really changing is you are more likely to get shown an ad for something that you're interested in. Why should we really care? It's actually a benefit for people that might actually read them. And people that ignore them, like me and hopefully many others, won't care or notice at all.
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