I logged out of my youtube account for the first time in awhile and when I went to log in I was instructed to log into my google account (I never do)
and to link my youtube account to my gmail. I will never log back into youtube again. I'm so disgusted by this policy. Judging by the comments on a
youtube video about this new policy I'm not alone.
Youtube also instructs:
"Please note: If you link your YouTube Account to a Gmail Account you will not be able to change the email account with which your YouTube Account is
associated/linked in the future. When you link a YouTube Account to a Gmail Account the Accounts are permanently linked and this cannot be undone.
They are gradually consolidating everything so that you will have no choices anymore on the internet. They will soon monopolize the entire internet.
The internet is dead.
I don't want people to find my youtube. I don't want them to use my email address to search out my account. Bye bye youtube... I won't be back on
my account. Time for someone to make a good alternative where we can remain anonymous and unlinked please.
FYI: Your posting history on youtube will now come up in a google search so watch what you say!
Then your only option is to stop using it. Nobody is forcing you to use it. I watch youtube vids without being logged in so I don't see what your
point is, maybe it is a geographical difference in policy?
Than don't use multiple services owned by the same conglomerate. It is from Google's perspective an ease of access issue. It's far less costly
and efficient to have all users under one banner for services they offer and own, than to have them all seperate.
What you COULD do, is create a fake gmail account for your youtube and link it there. They aren't really forcing you to do anything and the privacy
policy tools allow you to hide your comments and other things from public view.
I agree that google is sorta taking over the internet in that way, but what can you do when you have the power to buy vritually any company, at any
time and integrate them into your already established network?
You can either go with the flow and allow the changes, or stop using the FREE service they offer.
As others have stated...Its just easier to use the same log in but you still have your youtube username. Its just a log in procedure. Pretty sure just
the nature of how the internet works what you do is logged or else it would be like throwing a piece of paper up in the air and hoping it gets to the
person you want it to.
You don't have privacy whether you sign in or not. They must use you IP address.
I never had a you tube account and I don't sign into google. I posted about a few political issues a few years ago and I STILL get "recommended for
you" videos about that subject. I erase my tracking cookies too.
What's the shocking part is these videos are only one side of the issue. So that side must have an in with you tube.
Amazing how many of you are willing to let them track and link every single aspect of your life.
I am not particularly happy about this aspect but I have grown weary of resisting it, mainly because I know it is a losing battle. If we wish to be
part of society and not a marooned outcast in a faraday cage, then we are going to have to have some form of electronic connectivity with a wider
network. Due to this, wether I like it or not I will always be able to be tracked, they will track me even if I ask not to be. So I have to make a
choice, allow them to track me or maroon myself away in a state of paranioa. I figured that I have nothing to hide, so I decided to be passive about
the whole situation.
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