reply to post by VikingWarlord
I don't like the current trend of "sharing" all your info, or linking accounts, or sharing data across all devices. People are way too comfortable
in giving up their privacy nowadays, and I just don't get it.
none of which is forced, none of which requires you to give actual personally identifying information. Google offers a host of services, and when
they bought youtube AGES ago, they clearly stated they intended to fully consolodate it into the google sphere, which is why google video started
clearing out within days of the youtube purchase.
I personally have a single active google account, which of course is linked to my android phone, and youtube. What does this mean for me? Seamless
integration of my accounts over multiple devices, single logon for multiple services (android store, google, gmail, youtube, googledrive, google+ not
that it gets used)
Microsoft windows 8 allows you to set up your windows live account as your local pc account, OMG THEYZ TRACKINGZ YOOOZ. Are you boycotting that too?
Well you should, but not because of that, because it sucks, but I digress....
Nothing in life is free. Facebook isn't. ATS isn't, Google products aren't. Facebook makes money by data mining you, as well as serving ads
(most of the data mining is done for ads) ATS makes money by serving ads, google makes money bu datamining and serving ads.
All of which are clearly laid out in the agreements you chose not to read.
I don't buy this "if you've got nothing to hide" argument either, that's bunk. But honestly, what kind of an idiot would do anything nefarious
while linked to something that links back to them? i mean, who cares if google can link your youtube account to your gmail account, google owns both,
and was data mining BOTH to begin with, all this means is a seamless experience for you, and less server load for them.
It's not a big deal at all, sometimes your paranoia is unfounded