Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Feb 2011 19:30 UTC
Google "Hot on the heels of Apple's subscription service announcement, Google has lifted the curtain on its own offering that will allow publishers to set a price for recurring content delivered via your Google login. The payment system is called 'One Pass', and it allows publishers to offer not only subscriptions, but also metered access, 'freemium' content, and even individual articles. So far, One Pass seems more flexible than Apple's offering, and the company will likely take a much smaller cut from publishers than Apple will."
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RE[3]: Yeah...I BET it's flexible!
by A420X on Thu 17th Feb 2011 04:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yeah...I BET it's flexible!"
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2011-02-02 about the option of not having my information sold to third parties if I don't wish to? What about my right to control some aspects of the info I want released online?

+1 Targeted ads are one of those weird things that we accept online but find objectionable in real life.

It's nice when there are systems in place to control it but it would be better if we didn't have to worry about it in the first place.

It's not that I have anything to hide, I have a very mundane Internet history, much like I buy and am interested in pretty normal things offline.

Still, I would be a little concerned if someone started keeping track of my purchases and actions on the street, and don't see how the absence of a physical presence should negate the respect for privacy we have deemed acceptable in normal interactions.

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