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I'm glad I don't have many Google accounts, just Gmail and Youtube. Looks like as long as I use a different search engine, they won't get more info about me than they current have.
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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.

The way you quoted me in your post makes it look like I said stuff that I didn't.
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The way you quoted me in your post makes it look like I said stuff that I didn't.

ohh, sorry. There was an issue with the quote system...I'll see if I can fix it?


EDIT: It was jumbled so I just took the quote of your's out and just directed the post at you lol. Sorry for the issue.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 1/27/12 at 7:52am
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post

ohh, sorry. There was an issue with the quote system...I'll see if I can fix it?
EDIT: It was jumbled so I just took the quote of your's out and just directed the post at you lol. Sorry for the issue.

It's no problem.

I agree with that post by the way, people are far too paranoid, it makes perfect sense for your Google account to share info between all of Google's services that they provide. Why would a company hide information from different parts of itself? It will make things easier for both the company and the consumer. Besides, you can opt out of this entirely if you wish.
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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.

You have to understand that's NOT ENOUGH for "these people." Google has to put up all sorts of flashing lights, 3D messages that fly at you, voice recordings, and a huge prompt when you log in every time asking you if you want to opt out of their data collection to make sure that everyone knows that Google is keeping a log of what you type into THEIR search engine. Even then, they'll say that Google is being annoying with all these notifications. rolleyes.gif
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You have to understand that's NOT ENOUGH for "these people." Google has to put up all sorts of flashing lights, 3D messages that fly at you, voice recordings, and a huge prompt when you log in every time asking you if you want to opt out of their data collection to make sure that everyone knows that Google is keeping a log of what you type into THEIR search engine. Even then, they'll say that Google is being annoying with all these notifications. rolleyes.gif

Why do "you guys" have to belittle and degrade everyone you do not agree with. I think they are moving in the right direction as far as disclaiming. The tracking android was doing was not as well disclosed from my understanding. Opting out of data collection I am pretty sure is impossible. You can opt out of selective advertising which folks have showed over and over. If you use Google services they will certainly be gathering that information.

Some people will like this and want the customized services that this sort of information gathering can provide. Others like myself prefer our privacy to whatever ease of use you may get from such a system.
    
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You have to understand that's NOT ENOUGH for "these people." Google has to put up all sorts of flashing lights, 3D messages that fly at you, voice recordings, and a huge prompt when you log in every time asking you if you want to opt out of their data collection to make sure that everyone knows that Google is keeping a log of what you type into THEIR search engine. Even then, they'll say that Google is being annoying with all these notifications. rolleyes.gif

Why do "you guys" have to belittle and degrade everyone you do not agree with. I think they are moving in the right direction as far as disclaiming. The tracking android was doing was not as well disclosed from my understanding. Opting out of data collection I am pretty sure is impossible. You can opt out of selective advertising which folks have showed over and over. If you use Google services they will certainly be gathering that information.

Some people will like this and want the customized services that this sort of information gathering can provide. Others like myself prefer our privacy to whatever ease of use you may get from such a system.

Second or third screen you see when starting up any Android system for the first time:
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Urf. I know I will get flamed for this but I really feel like the OP and many others are just looking for an excuse to call a company "evil". I am going to keep using their FREE services.

Are people afraid of their personal info being sold or something? I am sure Google doesnt want a HUGE class action lawsuit for all that...

Whatever
     
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You have to understand that's NOT ENOUGH for "these people." Google has to put up all sorts of flashing lights, 3D messages that fly at you, voice recordings, and a huge prompt when you log in every time asking you if you want to opt out of their data collection to make sure that everyone knows that Google is keeping a log of what you type into THEIR search engine. Even then, they'll say that Google is being annoying with all these notifications. rolleyes.gif

Why do "you guys" have to belittle and degrade everyone you do not agree with. I think they are moving in the right direction as far as disclaiming. The tracking android was doing was not as well disclosed from my understanding. Opting out of data collection I am pretty sure is impossible. You can opt out of selective advertising which folks have showed over and over. If you use Google services they will certainly be gathering that information.

Some people will like this and want the customized services that this sort of information gathering can provide. Others like myself prefer our privacy to whatever ease of use you may get from such a system.

My post wasn't directed at belittling a single person on here. I was simply pointing out the fact that first, people complain that Google collects all this data without the option of opting out. Then, when they're shown that you CAN opt out very easily, it's not enough.
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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.

I guess 3-4 clicks is "going out of his way" yet being a member of a computer enthusiast forum and posting about takes less effort... doh.gif

Regarding Android disclosure: Second or third screen you see when starting up any Android system for the first time:
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What I gathered that I'm not particularly pleased about is this:

If you are using google to search for something they identify your IP address (so what) AND keep track of everything you search for and every link you follow within the actual search. This information is stored by google and may be used or distributed by google to authorities if you are presumed to be doing something that violates applicable laws.

This in itself isn't too troubling...Just behave lawfully. But with things like, well lets just call it COPA (a purely fictional piece of legislation that is not intended to resemble any real legislation which we are encouraged not to discuss) The fictional implications frighten me a bit.

There is every possibility that I'm misunderstanding the whole thing...in that case I encourage you to make fun of me and show as many reasons as you can why you are right and I am wrong. thumb.gif
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