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post #21 of 284
In my opinion, they don't need anything but my IP address and that is it!
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post #22 of 284
well...SR Ironware is a browser made from the open source chrome code, but with the data collection pulled out...which I'm sure everyone knows...and no one cares about >.>

But I sit in my room with the lights off and have nothing to do but make obvious points on forums...so, enjoy.

http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_download.php

(ignore the popup ad when you load the page - the program is legit)
 
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post #23 of 284
Im not seeing the "Evil".

Its basically auto-linking your account info. So that means when you search stuff on YT on your google account, it'll show relevant stuff on google+... They already HAD the information, they're just linking it to their other services that you already use.
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post #24 of 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

In my opinion, they don't need anything but my IP address and that is it!

That is the ONLY thing I would prefer they didn't track.

When it all boils down to it, on the internet IP address is everything.
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post #25 of 284
Lol @ Gizmodo...
Quote:
We can provide reminders that you’re going to be late for a meeting based on your location, your calendar and an understanding of what the traffic is like that day

i.e. Google isn't PERSONALLY viewing your location. They don't give a rat's ass what you're up to. They want to make more use of location data that any mobile provider (and plenty of other companies that provide your services) already have access to, to bring you some more features. Your data will be used by Google (through an automated process), but not viewed by Google.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/updating-our-privacy-policies-and-terms.html
Quote:
Give users meaningful choices to protect their privacy.

/debate. If you don't want your information out and about, don't provide it.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 1/25/12 at 2:16pm
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post #26 of 284
Yeah...this was kind of inevitable. So far it's just as bad as Apple with the interconnectivity of its idevices but it's not like either has gone and sold you out to the highest bidder (yet). Still it is uncomfortable knowing that you're nothing more than data to be mined. Such is the digital age.
     
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post #27 of 284
Seriously, I see nothing wrong with Google streamlining and combining search results across all of its platforms. That's all this policy update states.

If you don't want information to be used, then don't provide it. I'd trust Google more than any other company to safeguard my internet identity.
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post #28 of 284
This sounds like a good thing.... I don't understand why OP is going nuts?
post #29 of 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by pfunkmort View Post

well...SR Ironware is a browser made from the open source chrome code, but with the data collection pulled out...which I'm sure everyone knows...and no one cares about >.>
But I sit in my room with the lights off and have nothing to do but make obvious points on forums...so, enjoy.
http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_download.php
(ignore the popup ad when you load the page - the program is legit)

Just looked that up. What a complete waste imo. "Here use this 'Ironware' to not submit information to google about chrome to make their browser better"
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post #30 of 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by ForumViewer View Post

Hey, if you guys don't mind google tracking your every move, more power to you. thumb.gif

they always did and always will track your every move... like a PP mentioned, its just in one streamlined database instead of 5..... Google will be much more tightly knit.

+REP to google for being honest... MS would just do it without telling you.
Edited by kevinf - 1/25/12 at 2:19pm
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