posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:16 AM
reply to post by Q2IN2Y
It's funny that you posted the google thing. Google flagged my gmail account for "suspicious behavior" and needed a phone number to send a
"private secure code" so I could reactivate my account.
At first I was like... hell no are you getting my phone number! This went on for weeks. Then my phone stopped working. Android phone. They changed the
app store to google play. Since my google log in wasn't approved, all my apps stopped working. I only use the dumb apps on it, radar (weather)
I tried to reactivate it using the security questions. After jumping thru all the hoops proving I'm me I ended up back at the "enter phone number"
What a bunch of crap. I ended up entering the phone number since they already have it anyway and I have nothing to hide.
10 minutes later my phone is buzzing like crazy.... they went in and checked all the apps that were installed and updated them all. The buzzing was
each app getting updated.
Like I said, I have nothing to hide, update the apps. But it really makes you curious how much data mining is going on. If google can read the apps
installed on my phone, it can surely read the texts, call history and your phone book.
There is no privacy anymore. If you think for a moment you have it, there will be an update on your phone requiring you to log into google. If you
decline, you might as well go back to a home phone (which is also monitored by the way).
There is no way around it. Either you go back to the stone age or you accept it.