Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jan 2012 22:45 UTC
Google Google has updated its privacy policy - in fact, it has consolidated a mess of over 70 different privacy policies each covering an individual service into one, simpler policy. You'll now be treated as a single account, and data will be shared between Google services to make search results and ads more personalised (I assumed they already did that - makes sense).
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RE: Comment by testman
by tomcat on Fri 27th Jan 2012 03:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by testman"
tomcat
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2006-01-06

You cannot tell me with a straight place that having this information all under one roof and in the hands of a private organisation cannot be a good thing.


Uh, yeah, I can. The less information that Google has about us, the better. Why? Because, despite what Google says publicly, they cooperate with governments to spy on citizens. How would you like it if you were a Chinese citizen using Google to search, and they shared information about you with the repressive Chinese government? Or reported you to Homeland Security? Their privacy policies are a flaming pile of dog crap, given these realities.

Edited 2012-01-27 03:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by testman
by testman on Fri 27th Jan 2012 05:53 in reply to "RE: Comment by testman"
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2007-10-15

Uh, yeah, I can. The less information that Google has about us, the better.

Ah shit, I've just realised why there's all this misunderstanding about my comment.

What I'd meant to say was:

You cannot tell me with a straight face that having this information all under one roof and in the hands of a private organisation is a good thing.

One too many bevs and too much sun yesterday, I think.

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RE[3]: Comment by testman
by tomcat on Fri 27th Jan 2012 21:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by testman"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

"Uh, yeah, I can. The less information that Google has about us, the better.

Ah shit, I've just realised why there's all this misunderstanding about my comment.

What I'd meant to say was:

You cannot tell me with a straight face that having this information all under one roof and in the hands of a private organisation is a good thing.

One too many bevs and too much sun yesterday, I think.
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No worries, mate. Thanks for the reply.

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