09-25-2013 01:47 PM
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  1. cjohn4043's Avatar
    Just wondering. I'm a big Google fan, but I was just thinking about how my entire life is basically on my phone. I rely so much on Google to be respectful of my information. What about you?
    09-23-2013 07:07 PM
  2. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    Yes.

    Sent from my HTC One
    09-23-2013 07:08 PM
  3. ultravisitor's Avatar
    09-23-2013 07:11 PM
  4. Paisley's Avatar
    Just wondering. I'm a big Google fan, but I was just thinking about how my entire life is basically on my phone. I rely so much on Google to be respectful of my information. What about you?
    Not in the least. Look at their pushy behavior trying to get people onto Google+, which will basically link every single google sign up you have to sometimes under your real full name. They have so many times linked me into it, or 1 wrong button and your google and youtube names etc, join, next thing you know you send an email to someone and they can look up videos you comment on. They're creepy and they could give 2 ----- about your privacy. I have to be soooo careful that they don't take my full real name email address and hook it up to every thing. Sometimes i go into google+ just to "deactivate" even though i haven't signed up, and lo and behold.
    09-23-2013 08:34 PM
  5. zorak950's Avatar
    I don't trust any company to look after my interests any more than it serves its interests. Privacy in the traditional sense is dying, if it isn't dead already. I prefer the convenience of living with it to the frustration of trying to fight the system.
    09-24-2013 01:34 AM
  6. Sizzers's Avatar
    No, and certainly not the Play Store.
    09-24-2013 03:18 PM
  7. Chanlion's Avatar
    Nope. Even my search on my desktop uses a different engine.

    I know I'll never be able to fully protect my data but I try to keep as much as possible away from Google. I'm not paranoid but having a Youtube, GMail, Play is good enough for me. Simply having all my data in one place is not great.
    09-24-2013 04:32 PM
  8. gone down south's Avatar
    I trust Google more than I trust a lot of their competitors.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-24-2013 05:15 PM
  9. TeknoBug's Avatar
    Seeing that Google is going the Facebook route with Google+, it won't be long before the government and NSA gets their hands on it, I just don't like my name getting thrown out there- I've had a few incidents in the past considering that so I'm not willing to participate in being listed.

    So... even though I like Google, I don't trust them that much.
    09-24-2013 05:45 PM
  10. majicjazz's Avatar
    NO I do not
    09-24-2013 05:46 PM
  11. Haalcyon's Avatar
    No I don't trust Google but have nothing to hide so when they sell all my info, emails, contacts, it's no biggy.

    from my Sony XTZ
    09-24-2013 06:14 PM
  12. tgp's Avatar
    If Google wants to waste their server storage on my data, they can knock themselves out! The benefits I get in search and information in exchange for my data is worth it. And, I don't think their competitors are any better at protecting privacy. It's just that Google is the best at knowing what to do with the data they collect. The others are like a dog chasing a car; what does he do with it once he catches it? OK, turn it over to the NSA I guess...
    09-24-2013 06:19 PM
  13. gabbott's Avatar
    Not in the least. Look at their pushy behavior trying to get people onto Google+, which will basically link every single google sign up you have to sometimes under your real full name.
    You don't have to use your full name:

    https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1228271

    You must provide a two-part name. It’s acceptable for one of these to be an initial, but not both. For example, “Jane Smith,” “Jane S.,” and “J. Smith” are allowed, but “J. S.” isn’t.
    09-24-2013 06:24 PM
  14. longtime44's Avatar
    Google sees everything you do when using anything google. But they don't do anything with that information besides use it to give you a better experience. They know exactly who you are and what your looking up on google. And they know that your into some kinky sh*t. So don't worry about trusting them. The only time they give out the dirt on you is when the authorities come asking. So don't do anything stupid and your good.

    Sent from my SGH-S959G using AC Forums mobile app
    09-24-2013 06:28 PM
  15. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Google sees everything you do when using anything google. But they don't do anything with that information besides use it to give you a better experience. They know exactly who you are and what your looking up on google. And they know that your into some kinky sh*t. So don't worry about trusting them. The only time they give out the dirt on you is when the authorities come asking. So don't do anything stupid and your good.

    Sent from my SGH-S959G using AC Forums mobile app
    Lol. This.


    Note 8.0
    09-24-2013 06:37 PM
  16. Google_Superuser's Avatar
    I personally think people over react about privacy online. I don't expect it. Bottom line I don't care if google knows I spend too much time on AC, or that I searched for a nearby restaurant, or that I have old college essays in my google drive, or that I have pictures of trips with my friends. I am ok with them having this information and to be honest for the most part they seem to actually make things better by knowing it.
    09-24-2013 07:07 PM
  17. Paisley's Avatar
    You don't have to use your full name:

    https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1228271
    i know. but i have one with my full name and one without and it does everything it can to loop my one email in there to the google plus. i do understand it doesn't have to be my full name, an email i made before the dragnet campaign, but many people have their regular name google email and google does everything they can to link everything together, people don't realize how much. My sister was very surprised that she even had a google plus account, you have to be very careful if you want to avoid one, like hyper careful and even then it can be missed, like when i went in to check i didn't need to deactivate, and had do just that, for the 2nd time. 1 wrong click and your blog is linked, your youtube stuff, etc. Other people may think that's cool, i find it obnoxious. The last obnoxious move i got was "do you want to link to your real name" -no- "okay, we'll ask you again later". Gimme a break.
    09-24-2013 07:16 PM
  18. TeknoBug's Avatar
    My phone has its own Google account, has my full name and my number, I didn't realize until very recently that Hangout shows your phone #, I'm not particularly fond of that. When I want to write something on Youtube, it's a different account and doesn't have Google+ yet, I've had a couple prompts asking me to create and link it a few times and I said no, it'll probably eventually just make one for me later and I'll just use a stupid screen name in both first and last name.
    09-24-2013 08:20 PM
  19. mth785's Avatar
    I trust Google enough, it is in their best interest to keep customers happy and not go crazy with our information.

    Via my Nexus 4.
    09-24-2013 08:37 PM
  20. Google_Superuser's Avatar
    Google is actually skynet and they are gathering information to catalog us for the robot apocalypse. By checking all those anonymous usage statistic boxes I am assisting them and may be able to gain favor with our future robot overlords.
    09-25-2013 12:26 PM
  21. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Google is actually skynet and they are gathering information to catalog us for the robot apocalypse. By checking all those anonymous usage statistic boxes I am assisting them and may be able to gain favor with our future robot overlords.
    There's medication. It doesn't cost too much.
    09-25-2013 12:49 PM
  22. llamabreath's Avatar
    Why trust Google when there are people in our own families we can't trust?

    09-25-2013 01:09 PM
  23. doublebullout's Avatar
    For me, there are two different questions involved:

    Do you trust Google with your data?
    Do you trust Google to continue offering any particular service or product for more than 2-3 years? (Except for basic search and Gmail, of course.)

    My answer to both is "no."
    09-25-2013 01:20 PM
  24. Google_Superuser's Avatar
    There's medication. It doesn't cost too much.
    Laugh all you want but it won't be so funny when Google data centers become self aware and begin the dawn of the day of a new era of Android! They'll call it Android Pudding. A desert which strikes fear into the hearts of humanity!

    No but seriously. I don't think we have much to worry, people are already paranoid about the data Google holds, if they started getting to sneaky with it it would come out and they would loose a lot of customers and they don't want that of course.
    09-25-2013 01:26 PM
  25. wilcox919's Avatar
    They haven't given me a reason not to yet, so yes.
    09-25-2013 01:35 PM
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