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Google announces privacy settings change across products; users can't opt out

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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:45 PM
TY OP S&F for you.

posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:48 PM
reply to post by Raelsatu
I agree. I wont give up youtube as i have nothing to hide with my Youtubing which mostly consists of stupid cat videos and other ridiculous things.

However my curiosity peaks while surfing and sometimes i find myself lured into some darker territories. I have a fascination in criminal psychology, terrorism, religious fanatics, belligerence and political dissent and like to just dive into the meat of it head first. Which can tend to have rather graphic disturbing pictorial results.

I would hate for some GOOGLY EYED WATCHER to take it out of context and think i dig that kinda stuff. On the other hand maybe they will advertise some torture weapons, cheap fertiliser, a holy bible, and a AK-47 with a flag to burn. Could be interesting, maybe i'll stick to Google and see what happens

posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:49 PM
I'm angry about the fact that I've had gmail for many years now, and they won't stop nagging me to provide my personal phone number. They don't need my phone number. My husband tried to set up an account a week ago for work purposes and it refused to let him do so without providing our number.

posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:55 PM
reply to post by blarged

They've pretty much put their tentacles in everything. I hated it when they got involved with youtube and blogger. Can't even have a blogger now without a google account.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:09 AM

(Oh my I neglected to ever click on preferences) Yay DuckDuckGo!!

screw google, you can opt out entirely. Don't use them at all, avoid anything to do with them, if enough people (sigh I know, dreaming right?) did that, the amount of revenue they'd lose alone would make them reconsider such atrocious behaviour.

I guess, an anti-occupy of google.. lol.. leave the beast to starve, and you'll see it's just a tiny rabbit with a big shadow..

edit on 25-1-2012 by mainidh because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:14 AM
Here's an opportunity for some enterprising and tech-savvy person- create a system of false cookies, false super-cookies, and IP address obfuscation to render Google's tracking irrelevant. I'm talking active deception, not merely hiding your tracks. I would want them to sincerely believe I'm the Pope accessing cherry pie recipes from the toilet in a hotel in Rio.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:16 AM

Originally posted by youdidntseeme

Originally posted by synnergy
Google sure is getting ballsy. Guess I have to go back to Firefox. So long Goog.

Mozilla and Google Agree to new 3 year deal

The panic's over, people, Firefox will continue to have Google as its trusty default search engine. Mozilla has just revealed that it has come to a "mutually beneficial" revenue-sharing agreement with Google that will see the search engine appear on Firefox for at least the next three years

Dont think that will work for you.

Sure it does.. You can just set it to use another search engine by default like for example yahoo or bing.
The deal they have is just that google one is set to default when you install it, which can easily be changed.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:26 AM
Okay, pardon me for stating the obvious, and to however many others may be thinking the same thing, but if you don't like this then don't use Google. I use their servers for site Email and their business services as well as some of the free stuff like the basic Gmail account for a catch all Email addy. This effects people that use services Google owns. What company do you know that does maintain walls between it's own departments for what customer uses which part of their products? Google was a rare if not unique one for this long... I can't say this surprises me. It also won't change my using them.

Whatever else people say about them, they are the best at what they do for a number of reasons. Not least of which is that they not only have the very best minds on Earth working for them, they have waiting lists of them for any openings that may come up. If someone can show me a better option that DOES it better, I'll be happy to look at it. Until then.. Well, if I am doing something I don't want records of, like a controversial line of political research, I just use 100% non-google stuff. No overlap and no tracking.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:45 AM
I wish I logged in with ixquick right about now.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:56 AM

Originally posted by 00nunya00

Originally posted by Zaanny
Google is a MONSTER

Google trades today @ 580 dollars a share

Now correct me if I am wrong, but other than a SEARCH engine, what TANGIBLE product does google produce other than selling the data they receive...

Google Earth
Google Maps
Google Docs
Google Calendar
Photo hosting

You seriously left out Google Chrome...

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 01:31 AM
I guess it's time to remove the GOOGLE TOOLBAR from your web browser add-ons and go back to Yahoo !

Youtube has become a big joke anyways, can't watch a vid without ads all over the place, forced to use Gmail to log in... it can't continue like that eternally

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 02:12 AM
Just did a search for HushMail and ran smack into a lead that reported they had to turn over "un-encryped" emails. So I guess that shows you cant go that way either. They just got a court order and out come 13 CD's full.
The best protection, Its called the off switch. Then you cant be traced.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 02:14 AM
reply to post by Zaanny

The gov't givess Google grant funds for a strategic partnership with the CIA and I believe there are several threads/posts on this subject....or I thought. I didn't subscribe to them but I guess I can plug in a google alert and see what pipes in. That should be interesting, I wonder afterwards if they will ask me to convert to timeline, try to virtually psychoanalyze me and my ambition/missions of life. I don't think I have a request (or demand) to change my format.

Furthermore - for the most part it seems to me that the majority of the type of ppl that use FB to the extent that the CIA can quatitatively gather pertinent data from the mining. In my experience most FB subscribers are ppl that connect with friends and family; complain the daily duress of the rat races, bragging of their children, lots of "life inspiring quotes or words to live by and those believe." I also would think that the majority demographic would be tweens, teens and those 20 -35. My guesstimate from being on there a few times a day, having a children within every age demo utilizing FB and trying to conquer gaining an astronomical amount of virtual friends - which that could be another thread in itself. I know businesses and special interest groups enmass to FB for exposure to the masses where print is too expensive and disseminated.

Lastly, FB is a place where you can create any form of identity you may choose, for those whom have dubious intentions. ie child predators, solicitors of skin relations for economic benefit and of course the propaganda possums of today....etc.. Also I have read several times that once you delete your account on FB it "visually" looks like you have but somehow they keep the data and I recall watching an investigative tv show on a woman who was stalkedd through her account that she believed was deleted but it was actually appearing but never on an IP address that she had used before to login.

PS - Could this be why I have been seeing a lot of promotions on major cable networks, niche associations and news outlets promoting contact instructions for Foursquare.

edit on 25-1-2012 by mcsandy because: just another bit of insight/info or possible disinformation


A link to the thread that I subscribed to regarding BO admin claestine efforts in social media sites...Sorry again if this is duplicated. Still learning my way around - I think the link is what I posted. (DIDN'T READ IT HOPEFULLY IT IS A SOUND OR SENSICLE POST/REPLY! :puz

edit on 25-1-2012 by mcsandy because: Found another thread regarding CZAR creation for enfiltration of social media sites

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 02:16 AM
reply to post by themaster1

I would definately say yes to this. Only because I have downloaded a few files lately and instead of directly landing into the VLC library RealPlayer popped up several times to download to view the files and of course the inclusion t & c wanted you to install the google toolbar.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 02:21 AM
reply to post by juleol

A few are falling into Gdaddy's lap lately. I use(d) Snaptu on my BBerry and now it is closed and being rebranded and modeled as a property of Google's.

Hopefully I am not dupping info, I responded from page 2 I think and then have been reading in reverse.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 02:23 AM
If you are not into the subject that much, there is a likelihood that MANY of you don't even realize the mind-boggling power and money volumes moved by Google.

Some people might think Google is "that one big company in Mountain View, CA"...but don't realize that Google has MANY datacenters around the world where one single datacenter costs approx 300-500 Million.

And Google has MANY (several hundreds)..which are kept ultra-secretive and built in secret to minimize all risks.


Google made $40 BILLION last year according to that site

Only from ONE TINY SUB-SECTOR of Google ads (mobile ads) Google is expected to make approx 6 Billion in revenue this year.

The size and power and money moved by Google is mind boggling.
edit on 25-1-2012 by flexy123 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:44 AM
reply to post by Corruption Exposed

Im guessing google wants a 404

ATS is associated with google......I feel bad for the people who think this site is anything more than a way to capitalize off our if anyone clicks those adds. ATS isn't ATS WE are ATS
edit on 25-1-2012 by LongbottomLeaf because: yippy ki weiner

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:45 AM
The only question that counts here:

What should we use instead of Google ?

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:31 AM
i know its bad that our online habits and data get harvested and sold to companies, ive tried to explain this to friends and others but i get the same answers....

...'i'm not doing anything illegal and i've nothing to hide'...

....'so what'...

...'i dont care costs me nothing'...

...'what are you hiding thats so important and your so worried google or other companies might find'...

...if it bothers you so much dont go online and put your pc in the bin'...

really if it bothers us so much we've got to stop using these companies because at the end of the day its pointless , the internet was created and is owned and the owners already know everyting they need to.

The origins of the Internet reach back to research of the 1960s, commissioned by the United States government in collaboration with private commercial interests...

edit on 25-1-2012 by MaximinusThrax because: quote and link

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:39 AM
lol at pulling out of China in spite of their demands for user data only to become a tool of the police state anyway!

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