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https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/preferences/?hl=en#general

You can opt out of e-mail and search results based ads there. Problem solved. You still see ads, they're just not based on scans of your data.
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Originally Posted by KusH View Post

Agreed. Leave me alone, and stop tracking me. PERIOD.

If you want them to stop tracking you then tell them to stop?

On a related note, I see you're using Windows. Did you know that Microsoft tracks mouse clicks as part of it's customer experience improvement plan?
    
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post #13 of 39
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Personally I'm quite sick of Google and their advertising goals.

Me too. I personally think it would be a wonderful idea to cut out over 90% of Google's revenue source. It would significantly increase their ability to innovate, stay ahead of the competition and make continuous improvement to Android, Chrome, and their web based services that many consumers like so much. Apple wouldn't stand a chance.

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Originally Posted by Rubers View Post

Also, you can't delink the Google account from the phone without losing access to the market.
Third party markets, such as the Amazon Appstore would still work though.
Edited by W4nderer - 3/1/12 at 9:00am
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

Lol.

I read through the policy last week and to be honest, I don't find anything over-alarming. My Chrome's not linked to my GMail account, and I don't use the built-in browser in Android.


This guy should really think about de-linking his main Google account (if he even has one) from his Android phone instead of going OMG TEH WORLDZ R BAWT TA EEENNNNDDDDD!!

Media. Enough said. I had a long enough debate over this with a friend or two on FB, and I really don't want to go over it all again.

The new terms of service:
http://www.google.com/policies/terms/

The privacy policy:
http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Both just updated today for their new policies.
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Also, you can't delink the Google account from the phone without losing access to the market.

Pretty obvious right?

It's like trying to buy from Amazon without a billing address, or a way to pay the items.

Google offers some services that requiere some ToS to be accepted. A Google account is the way to ensure those are met. It would be ridiculous if anybody without any kind of confirmation to any agreement could make free use of the market.
   
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Opt out of Gservices.
And if you think they are tracking you specifically or care about what you do, your insane.
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Originally Posted by W4nderer View Post

Me too. I personally think it would be a wonderful idea to cut out over 90% of Google's revenue source. It would significantly increase their ability to innovate, stay ahead of the competition and make continuous improvement to Android, Chrome, and their web based services that many consumers like so much. Apple wouldn't stand a chance.

Assuming that really was the sarcasm I thought it was, thank you.

Google makes their living from ads. Businesses only purchase ad space if customers will click on them (i.e. the ad is relevant to the customer). How else do you think they fund services like search, maps, e-mail, an open source mobile operating system, a browser, a video sharing site, a photo sharing site, and a social network all of which is completely free to use?

I don't understand why people are all up in arms about this now. Google is collecting the same information that they've always collected. They're just storing it in one place instead of many.
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Assuming that really was the sarcasm I thought it was, thank you.
Google makes their living from ads. Businesses only purchase ad space if customers will click on them (i.e. the ad is relevant to the customer). How else do you think they fund services like search, maps, e-mail, an open source mobile operating system, a browser, a video sharing site, a photo sharing site, and a social network all of which is completely free to use?
I don't understand why people are all up in arms about this now. Google is collecting the same information that they've always collected. They're just storing it in one place instead of many.

I don't even understand why this needs to be stated. It's just so blatently obvious. Particularly the portion I have emboldened. If anything, to shut these people that complain about the ad supported free services up, Google should maybe offer the ability to pay a recurring subscription to use their services in exchange for not being shown any ads or tracked for ad purposes. How many people do you think would want to pay for that?
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Does the OP work for MS?

He posted a bunch of good threads about windows phone, and then a bad one about Android... Seems like an agenda to me.
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Me too. I personally think it would be a wonderful idea to cut out over 90% of Google's revenue source. It would significantly increase their ability to innovate, stay ahead of the competition and make continuous improvement to Android, Chrome, and their web based services that many consumers like so much. Apple wouldn't stand a chance.
Third party markets, such as the Amazon Appstore would still work though.

True. I'd rather give Google my private data then buy from Amazon Appstore, though, knowing how they treat the developers!
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