Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jan 2014 20:39 UTC
Google

You no longer need someone's email address to send them an email. At least, that will soon be the case if you want to email another Google+ user. A new Gmail "feature" will let you simply type in anyone's name into Gmail's "to" field and send them an email. Google announced the new Google+ integration on its Gmail blog today, but company representatives have clarified to The Verge that - by default - anyone on its social network will be able to send messages to your Gmail inbox.

It's opt-out; so it's enabled by default. I don't think Google has ever had a more stupid idea than this. This is just all-around bad - no ifs, no buts, nothing. You must be completely brain-dead to think that implementing this "feature" is in any way, shape, or form, a good idea.

I'll be turning this off right away - I don't want random internet people emailing me any more than they already do. Equally idiotic, when you start typing a name in Gmail's to/cc fields, it will autocomplete to Google+ usernames. I have no idea if you can turn this brain fart off.

I don't like Google+, I don't want Google+ - I just want it to go away. Please.

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by nagerst on Fri 10th Jan 2014 06:19 UTC
nagerst
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2013-11-07

For me google minus was so bad and intrusive i ended up deleting my entire google account. It was not only because of google minus, it was just the last straw that broke the camels back.

I no longer use any google product at all, even added google's domainnames to my blocklists.

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RE: Google+
by allanregistos on Fri 10th Jan 2014 06:52 in reply to "Google+"
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2011-02-10

For me google minus was so bad and intrusive i ended up deleting my entire google account. It was not only because of google minus, it was just the last straw that broke the camels back.

I no longer use any google product at all, even added google's domainnames to my blocklists.


That means, no Android Phones, no Google Search, no google ad services/syndication to your sites, no gmail, no youtube to watch videos, no ChromeOS, no cyanogenmod, Remove Firefox default page, no google chrome browser, you have to block any sites that feeds on Google services or ads by installing your script 'Google services blocker' etc.

Yes, I agree, we can still live without google.

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