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To each their own. Long as people are ok with Google accumilating data on them I have no issue with it. If you ask google about me .. they dont have a clue. Personally I would like to keep it that way. Yes data is gathered over many sources. That leaves them with a weaker profile then one like google is trying to create. Using droid google+ google calendar ect just means they have all of the data and can make a more complete profile of you. Where as using various products limits the data gathering capabilities of any one company.
    
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I hate when things are so easy. -_-
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It's hardly evil of them to do this, it's just keeping track of you through multiple services. It's not selling your email online for gods sakes
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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.

So what is the problem with this again?
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If I may ask, where you migrating to?

Probably a private email server.
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@ Lordikon

This thread is nothing but paranoia and nonsense. I know for a fact that I have nothing to lose by google doing this. I actually have something to gain. Holy crap! A company that I have grown to love to death and trust fully is making my internet experience EASIER!?!?!?! That's it! To the interwebz to flame and blast them for this insanity!! I don't have anything to hide about what I do in e-mail, or on the web. So they can track all they want.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 1/27/12 at 7:51am
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Google is collecting everything we post on these forums.
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This article states:
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In a radical privacy policy shift, Google announced today that it will begin tracking users across all services — email, search, YouTube and more — sharing information with no option to opt out.

These guys need to quit spreading misinformation!

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Holy crap! A company that I have grown to love to death and trust fully is making my internet experience EASIER!?!?!?!

What on earth do you mean by "making [your] internet experience easier"? Clicking links and mashing your keyboard isn't rocket science.

Good grief, some people would be happy if Google could make them live as vegetables.
    
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What on earth do you mean by "making [your] internet experience easier"? Clicking links and mashing your keyboard isn't rocket science.
Good grief, some people would be happy if Google could make them live as vegetables.

Well, I use Google talk, Google chrome, Google + and many more Google based feature's. As a user if all these things where linked to one single account that would be a little better for me. no its not rocket science, would you feel better if I had said "This will make my Google experience much nicer and is a welcome change IMO..."? Go pick on someone else.

Regardless people are freaking out for no reason. Point being you calling me out for saying this will make my interwebz experience better. This will eliminate multiple accounts and passwords and condense them into one single account.
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