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  1. Crashdamage's Avatar
    ^^^ Agreed. I wrote something about Google and control they offer vs other companies a while back:

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    01-14-2016 10:48 AM
  2. LeoRex's Avatar
    This is my personal view....

    I have one gmail account.. use it for everything. I'm logged into Chrome on my laptops, on my phone, etc. I use it for my primary account and everything points back into it. Am I afraid that I am going to have my identity stolen? A little bit, but there are other tools I have in place to monitor that and keep an eye on things.

    As for prying government eyes... the way I see it, I am not that important. The NSA, FBI, et. al. have substantially more pressing items on their hands than to monitor anything I'm doing. I've given them zero reasons to violate my privacy.... If any of those organizations were sniffing around ur dataz... well, you're most likely up to some pretty gangsta stuff to have it get to that point. Good luck with that.

    So back to one account. I view things as a quid pro quo. My online presence pretty much gets filtered through my google account. With that information, Google gets to build an anonymous profile which it can monetize via advertising. In return, I get an integrated experience across more services than I could readily list in a reasonable amount of time. And not only are these services predominantly free of charge, most all of those same services are best in class in their respective category.

    And this all breaks down if I start splitting things up into different users.
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    01-14-2016 10:49 AM
  3. SoundofReason's Avatar
    Russell just wrote up a good article due to this thread.

    Your Gmail account is not a spy tool for Google | Android Central

    I just saw this, great article!
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    01-15-2016 01:20 AM
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