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    Default Are You Aware of the New Google Privacy Policy? Surprise! (It's Not Good.)

    Just an fyi for those like me, who need other people to point out stuff like this.

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/320137

    http://www.networkworld.com/news/201...cy-256399.html

    I myself, found it rather disturbing.
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    Whoa wtf. I didn't know about this. Will be passing it along. Thanks.
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    It is a lot worse than 'not good'. I have already started using bing but I imagine if it is not as bad it will be heading in that direction. Wait till the internet censorship bills get passed by our power-hungry governments. Things are about to get interesting.
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    Yuuuup. Never thought anything would ever get me away from Google and Android but this might be it.

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    If it weren't for school and the few sites I frequent (typec) i would have trashed my computer years ago.
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    So they can only track you if you are signed in to Google, right? If you simply don't sign in when you use Google, YouTube, etc, they can't track you? I have a gmail account for work, but I don't have any kind of Google account other than that, and there doesn't seem to be a way that I can delete my history, so I'm guessing this is the case.
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    Damn Google!

    Probably using Chinease Data Miners, I heard they were cheaper than their Amercian counteparts.
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    They can and do track all traffic via IP address and any other identifiers available. When the bill passes that will require internet providers to keep logs of all user activity for at least 3 years they will already have it on hand. The Govt. has cast a wide net and we are all swimming in it.
    They claim the information is used to improve google services, better choose advertisement and offers for users. It is about data mining and profile building. Enjoy the matrix while it lasts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earthtrekker1775 View Post
    They can and do track all traffic via IP address and any other identifiers available. When the bill passes that will require internet providers to keep logs of all user activity for at least 3 years they will already have it on hand. The Govt. has cast a wide net and we are all swimming in it.
    They claim the information is used to improve google services, better choose advertisement and offers for users. It is about data mining and profile building. Enjoy the matrix while it lasts.
    At what point will people reject this stuff? Is it already far too late? Kids are growing up so connected, needing online accounts even just for school, will it even be conceivable for them to be "off the grid"?
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    I like how the first link is down to maintenance, haha. Probably until 1st March.

    When i read stuff like this, it just makes me want to google socially unacceptable shit. Now build a profile on that.
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