1. phonejunky's Avatar
    When using Google has went to a single sign in for all there services. I love the convenience although I use an iPhone, and laughed when I read this article. I figure people already know Google spies on them.

    Google Updates Gmail with More User Snooping - The Mac Observer
    04-14-2014 01:38 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The thing is all search engines/browsers do it. Firefox, yahoo, IE, and I am sure Safari. So, yeah, not breaking news.

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    04-14-2014 01:43 PM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    So what it sounds like is that they are going single sign-in on their iOS apps......

    *GASP* THE HORROR!!!!!!

    Wait... that's pretty much how it works on Android... so it is basically a bunch of derp.
    04-14-2014 02:51 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    The thing is all search engines/browsers do it. Firefox, yahoo, IE, and I am sure Safari. So, yeah, not breaking news.

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    This.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    04-14-2014 03:26 PM
  5. phonejunky's Avatar
    The thing is all search engines/browsers do it. Firefox, yahoo, IE, and I am sure Safari. So, yeah, not breaking news.

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    What do you mean they all do it? Do what specifically?
    04-14-2014 03:42 PM
  6. neonworm's Avatar
    What do you mean they all do it? Do what specifically?
    They track your searches and use your browsing history to display ads.
    04-14-2014 03:44 PM
  7. phonejunky's Avatar
    They track your searches and use your browsing history to display ads.
    For Safari I guess that's for the people who do not turn on there do not track feature.
    04-14-2014 04:00 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Isn't Safari now supported by Bing?

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    04-14-2014 04:05 PM
  9. phonejunky's Avatar
    Isn't Safari now supported by Bing?

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    You're thinking of Siri, not Safari. In Safari you still have the options of Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
    04-14-2014 04:14 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    You're thinking of Siri, not Safari. In Safari you still have the options of Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
    If I'm not mistaken you can change this in any browser.

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    04-14-2014 10:05 PM
  11. phonejunky's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken you can change this in any browser.

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    Correct but not on Siri. She renders her search results through bing only.
    04-14-2014 11:55 PM
  12. JimmyDavis's Avatar
    Google search engine track and analyze personal search history, as commercial databases.
    04-15-2014 08:12 AM
  13. Vsweety's Avatar
    All major search engines track and store your searches, and sell that info to the highest bidder (advertiser).
    The NSA (and your local district attorney next) has access to all of it, without paying for it, with or without the (secret) cooperation of the search engine in question.
    If you want to do anonymous internet searches you need to use a VPN, Virtual Private Network, or a proxy browser, and one of the few search engines that don't register (they say) your IP address. Like Startpage.com or iXquick.com.

    Doppelt genht hlt besser.
    04-15-2014 09:02 AM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Correct but not on Siri. She renders her search results through bing only.
    Well that sucks lol :P. I really don't like bing.

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    04-15-2014 10:35 AM
  15. Dr Rose's Avatar
    Well, you're not safe on apple either. iCloud email Apple’s terms say that it “may, without liability to you, access… your Account information and Content… if we have a good faith belief that such access… is reasonably necessary to… protect the… property… of Apple,”
    Of course most people don’t actually read the terms of service when they sign up for various email solutions, so these things can be a bit of a shock when they come to light.
    04-17-2014 04:31 AM
  16. LeoRex's Avatar
    Of course most people don’t actually read the terms of service when they sign up for various email solutions, so these things can be a bit of a shock when they come to light.
    I think that is the heart of the matter.... Some online type throws up some clickbait and says "GOOGLE IS SELLING YOUR INFO TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER!!" and everyone freaks out and starts pulling their hair out. Of course, not only has Google been using your information all along, they're completely up front and open about it.... it is part of your ToS.... spelled out in black and white. So when people get up in arms about it, whatever, you clicked 'OK' and used their stuff.

    It's like when people get their panties in a bunch when they read that Facebook is using your personal information for its own use. *Psst*.... if you put it on Facebook, it isn't all that personal anymore. When it comes to such things, I always try to remember one simple rule; "Don't put anything on Facebook that you don't want the entire world to see and read for the rest of time."
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    04-17-2014 11:59 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    When it comes to such things, I always try to remember one simple rule; "Don't put anything on Facebook that you don't want the entire world to see and read for the rest of time."
    Correction - don't out anything on the Internet That you don't want the world to see or read. .

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    04-17-2014 04:59 PM
  18. neonworm's Avatar
    Well that sucks lol :P. I really don't like bing.

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    Nobody likes Bing
    04-17-2014 06:11 PM
  19. LeoRex's Avatar
    Correction - don't out anything on the Internet That you don't want the world to see or read. .
    True that
    04-17-2014 07:27 PM
  20. abazigal's Avatar
    I guess the problem is - even if you don't particularly appreciate the spying, what alternative do you have? Most people would be fairly entrenched in the Google ecosystem, switching would be a hassle, and there may not be any viable equivalents for services like Google Drive.

    I guess it's just easier to rationalise after the fact. And that includes me as well. I keep telling myself I want to migrate over to iCloud email, but that actually seems like more hassle than it is worth.
    04-17-2014 07:28 PM

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