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Gremlinzzz
March 1st, 2012, 11:43 PM
Does this concern you or not. did you know they have a new policy?:popcorn:
well read on see if you agree.
http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Dashboard

https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=datasummary&passive=900&continue=https://www.google.com/dashboard/&followup=https://www.google.com/dashboard/

haqking
March 1st, 2012, 11:45 PM
Does this concern you or not. did you know they have a new policy?:popcorn:
well read on see if you agree.
http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

i hope everyone knows seeing as any google service you use will display the policy over and over

and no it doesnt concern me as i dont share my own personal information.

anyone who does cant complain, even less so if they dont read the policy which of course noone ever does ;-)

catlover2
March 1st, 2012, 11:46 PM
Yes and yes. I'll probably migrate my email soon. I've been using Metacrawler as my search engine.

Dry Lips
March 1st, 2012, 11:57 PM
A couple of links:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/01/eu-warns-google-over-privacy
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/01/google-privacy-policy-changes-live-questions
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/01/google-privacy-policy-analysis

winh8r
March 2nd, 2012, 12:05 AM
So many people have lost the ability to remain "private" due to the facebook/twitter phenomenon, that one more corporation knowing everything about them makes little difference to them.

I was not a heavy user of google services, I strongly disagree with the privacy policy changes, and closed my gmail accounts at the beginning of the month.

Most of the people I have spoken to about this seem to think that if they disagree with the policy change and take action, then they are "admitting" that they have something to hide in relation to their online activities!

Another example of "get them hooked, then do what you want with them"

Each to their own though.

I don't really think that google actually care what people think any more, they are in a position where losing a few million a month is nothing to them.

Ganeshx
March 2nd, 2012, 12:50 AM
Last night (before midnight), I deleted my Google account (along with Youtube and Facebook). It had been a long time coming, but I finally had a good enough reason to ditch it. I now use lavabit email, and love it. I just wish I could get rid of those damn signature ads. Oh well, once I start paying for it . . .