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

I am really not that interesting at all. It seems as though Google hasn't entirely thought this process through.
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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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This.
Google is a honey pot of people's information. Just like Facebook.

And Apple, and Yahoo, and Microsoft. Honestly, singling out any one entity these days that does this without realizing all of them do is short-sighted and/or ignorant.
    
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Yes, but apple and yahoo and microsoft aren't so ubiquitous for so many people.
 
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Yes, but apple and yahoo and microsoft aren't so ubiquitous for so many people.

Mostly because of search. iCloud email also isn't used to bombard your screen with ads either.
 
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Mostly because of search. iCloud email also isn't used to bombard your screen with ads either.

If it was free, it would. comparing Google products that you don't (directly, anyways) pay for to paid products is silly. Either they charge you or run ads. Simple
     
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I dont see how this affects me 2cents.gif
    
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Do I need to be worried,

I have two new G-mail accounts and old g-mail account + youtube which is connected to my android mobile.

I dont want some company having my details without my consent.
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I really don't know why people are reacting so negatively to this. Yes, Google's new terms are causing a stir, but they still hold everyone's data inside the company. They only use it for our benefit, and they don't sell it to other companies. This has already happened before. Google Chrome tracks every one of the addresses you go to, origin supposedly scanned your computer for usage data, most smartphones that have carrier iq tracks just about everything you do, every forum, application, and product you register to stores your information, but these companies are doing this for our benefit. It isn't like they want to know everything about you and the moment you do something bad, people will come knocking on your door trying to sue you. By doing this, Google will be able to give us more accurate search results, and a better user experience. I for one, would like to have search results catered for my needs and wants as it cuts down on the time I spend surfing the web trying to find something. They are also doing this to have a transparent policy that stretches across all of their services. Doing this will create less confusion as to what each service does and what it's limited to. But if you are that anti-Google, there are many alternatives to the company, but you will always have a time to where you need to look up that youtube video, a time where Bing won't give you the search results you want, and many other variables that may affect our technological lives. Google is too well known and imbedded into our society and daily lives for everyone to suddenly ditch them just because of a policy change. It's time for change guys.

*Catches breath...* Anyways, if some of you don't want to read that super long article that can be said with much less words, here is a video that put it in layman's terms:
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Do I need to be worried,
I have two new G-mail accounts and old g-mail account + youtube which is connected to my android mobile.
I dont want some company having my details without my consent.

The general consensus is no. Google as far as publicly known is not distributing nor selling this information just sharing it among its many products. Just like has been mentioned your personal details are stored all over the internet and all has equal chance of getting hacked leaked or lost. Ive posted in this thread several times and each time its become more difficult to draw my position on google. My position has little to do with this paticular issue and I believe that woudl be why. I personally prefer to spread out my activities on various products so no one seems to have it all and they dont share as has been pointed out which works to my advantage =)
    
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Do I need to be worried,

I have two new G-mail accounts and old g-mail account + youtube which is connected to my android mobile.

I dont want some company having my details without my consent.

If you ever hand your credit card to a cashier or enter your credit card online to order something, you have NOTHING to worry about. Google just collects a general idea of the things you search for and where you search from if you have location enabled.
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