Linked by snydeq on Wed 6th Jan 2010 20:08 UTC
Google InfoWorld's Galen Gruman writes that the main potential game-changing attribute of the Nexus One - that Google is selling the device direct - does nothing to move the industry past carrier lock-in. "At first, I wanted to credit Google for making a tentative step in the direction of smartphone freedom. But that step is so tentative and ineffectual that frankly I think it's a cynical fig leaf covering the usual practices," Gruman writes. At issue is a political battle regarding walled gardens in the U.S. cellular market, a fight that will take years to result in any true consumer freedom. "The only way we'll ever get the ability to choose a smartphone and carrier independently is for the platform providers that count - Apple, Google, and RIM - to first develop only multiband 'world' smartphones and then refuse to sell their devices (or in Google's case, use its Android license to forbid the sale of devices) to carriers that block or interfere with device portability."
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Google personal does not read anything.
Your mail/search... is:
- processed by servers for adsense, personalisation of search resolts...
- handed to authority when legal investigation requires it.
So if your biggest crime is pirating mp3 or movies, no person will read your email. If you are acused of doing an important crime, this is just a method of investigation, just like listen to your phones, taking your phone log, searchin your house... All electronic comunication can (and IS) recorded, processed ... and used for legal reasons.
If your email would not be processed by google servers, not only that you cannot have antispam, but it cannot be transmited, saved, or... email.

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