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Originally Posted by KusH View Post

That's total CRAP. I shouldn't have to go out of my way to "OPT-OUT" that should be what it is BY DEFAULT. Only those that choose to should do so, not "contribute until you find out that you can opt-out but cannot find any information about opting out on their own website."

https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?service=mail&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fmail.google.com%2Fmail%2F&ltmpl=default

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See what's before the "Next Step" button.

I agree to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy policy.

Google may use my account information to personalize +1 on content and ads on non Google websites. About personalization.


Since you are so concerned with your privacy, it's all laid out in front of you BEFORE you create an account.

Yesterday, Google sent me an email informing of the Privacy Policy changes.

Today, when I logged in to Gmail, before seeing my email, I was presented with this. I don't see Google hiding anything, they are being up front about the changes that are to take place MARCH 1st.

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That's total CRAP. I shouldn't have to go out of my way to "OPT-OUT" that should be what it is BY DEFAULT. Only those that choose to should do so, not "contribute until you find out that you can opt-out but cannot find any information about opting out on their own website."

Why don't you just unplug your router and give up. Every thing you have ever searched/done on the internet is stored somewhere. Might as well use it to something beneficial to me such as tailored adverts. I get tired of seeing junk anyways.
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post #203 of 284
To my eyes, Google has not yet crossed the line into evil, however, they're sidling up pretty darned close to that line right now. I'm not ditching them yet, but I am now keeping a closer eye on their actions.
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post #204 of 284
Google fanboys will google.
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You must have overlooked the point I made about with my consent, I've consented to use e-tailers and under my own will consented to using their services/goods.
I guess I just value my privacy a bit more than others as I can see the absolute necessity to have it.
You guys can have your googles, I'll keep my privacy.

I respect that. And I guess the conversation has gone back and forth between privacy issues and whether the data is secure and inaccessible to outside intruders. I think my responses have been to quash the idea that the information they have is unsecure.

But despite my responses showing that I'm clearly okay with google and their services so far, I really do believe they deserve extra scrutiny with what they do, how they conduct their business, and what the end up doing with all of the data/info they gather. I don't think all of the paranoia associated with this overblown "article" that spawned this thread is justified, but it doesn't make everything that they do okay either.

General caution is good to practice.
    
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post #206 of 284
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Yup, OP's an idiot. Who gets rid of a Gmail account they've had for 7 years just because of a Giz article? LOL

It entirely depends, if you get an email that is better for whatever reason then it's fair enough I guess. It made me stop being lazy and unsubscribe/move everything to my main email.
    
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You guys are just paranoid. It's so ridiculous
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This forum is full of complete idiots. I'm beginning to think that the average age on this forum is somewhere in between 9 and retarded.
    
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I guess I don't see the problem.
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Damn you Google for sharing my info across all your products to make my life easier. DAMN YOU.


This pretty much.

 

People like to jump on the hatewagon.

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