Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by Pill Monster, Jan 28, 2012.
hard to cancel when you own an android phone, and mine is heavily depended on google services.
How the hell am I going to find my way here, if I do that?
A spam filter is easy to set up, if I find myself plagued by "special offers"!
marked not sure,but in reality I won't unless I find something better.
youtube is the only google account i'm using,and i hate it when i have to log in they force me to use a long pw and that is very annoying imh, btw i'm using bing because google only works good on their chrome bs so gtf
No... But I did signed off of youtube (didn't even remember I was logged in... lol)
I give you GMX http://www.gmx.com
It's right there, in bold. "Information YOU give us". Nobody is making you do any of that and most of it's only associated with one specific Google app. The stuff that isn't associated with that social app is non identifiable information used for analysis and generating ads for you (which is only based on your browsing habits, something Google already does if you use Chrome or their search engine period). You seriously think they're going to hand over your name and photo to advertisers? Rofl. They only state that they "collect" that sort of stuff simply because you're storing it on their servers.
I can read just fine, thank you.
That's some deceptive bold printing you did there.
Fixed it. Now it doesn't read like they are forcing you into doing anything. If you want to give fake names and #'s go ahead. Nothing says it's against the law.
My business is integrated through googl email system so If I want to piss off my supplier and customers sure I will cancel it...
By allot of the response in this thread is the reason everyone is loosing privacy rights little by little on the internet
How about we just put a camera in your house and car and let some corporation film you day and night to track your every move so they can sell that data to make billions . But hey for your help you get the camera for free!!
Yes, because what Google does is equivalent to them placing a camera in your house. Get real please. And don't try and use the slippery slope argument because there's no way anyone will ever be allowed to do that.
i dont get the point of this thread...
the policies aint really changing....they just making one policy to cover the whole of google, instead of seperate policies for each of their apps...
the email i recieved said if i have an issue with privacy, to set gmail chat to "off the record" (i assume to stop chat content from showing up in search..and should be set by default imo)
also...you can opt out of personalised advertising
I have none to cancel.
Agree...Best search engine, Period...Youtube=awesome...google maps=Cool stuff...
Well when/if ACTA comes into effect, Google will be just a big database of information making it easy to prosecute you if you're one of those people who sends an mp3 to a friend via android phone or Gmail. Your business will not be your own. If you upload a Youtube video containing music or video under copyright you could be prosecuted and Google (who owns Youtube) will have the proof in their database.
I don't agree with this and I am surprised a lot here do. Or maybe I am not surprised, I have been losing faith in humanity for a while now. The internet is the last batch of freedom and changes like this are the beginning.
P.S. For the record I love Google, Youtube, Google Maps... all of it. But this isn't right.
ppl post more of their personal info on facebook than on google, Im not worried
Still, I don't mind so much.
I find it much less judgmental than ceiling cat.
I won't cancel because they can sell all the junk mail information I have in my inbox, which I won't clear, to the US, Israeli or any other dictatorial government they like. Other than junk I have nothing in my GMail accounts.
I still wouldnt have canceled otherwise, but I like that they had the decency to say that they were making changes and went as far as to explain why and in what way.
Most other companies would have just made the changes without drawing attention to it. They would have just modified the EULA/TOS and had you accept it again silently before you could access your mail.