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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.
Originally posted by XL5
Fiftyfifty, you could chose to not drive and walk instead, its not as good but it is alot more "free". Not driving also helps to not polute the air, we got by fine long ago without cars and transport. If you don't get the flu vaccine, you "might" get the flu and if you are not really young/old, its not going to kill you. I am also sure that farts and BO could be held in and washed off/held off (deodorant). I'm sure you understand what I mean even if they are not perfect examples, they were free after all.
Originally posted by XL5
People have a choice to do alot of things that they complain about and if it doesn't matter that its free or not opens it up a bit. Look at flying and the TSA!
The problem is not really that you need a gmail account, the problem is that you did not have to have one before and that you have to give a real name or they make it seem like you do. We have used paper/physical money for a while now and you can bet people will complain if they change that at this point and make you get an RFID to use money AND store personal information.
Just think about what would happen if ATS made you give your real name/address, would you leave, complain or stay. When do you draw that line and say "you shall not pass!", is it when they (ATS, google, facebook and so on) want finger prints, blood samples and billboard space on the side of your home?
Originally posted by bluemooone2
I dont really mind the fact that google , utube and gmail are linked together at all , but what I do mind is that from time to time they want my cell phone number and want a responding text code sent to them implying that thats the only way that I could recover my password should it be `lost`.
That I do find rather nefarious.
Originally posted by randomname
congress and parliaments around the world should be passing laws stopping this crap. no email should be required to log into any website unless you voluntarily agree to it.
I understand people who complain about these things, afterall it seems google is more into tracking who their users are and what they do online, than providing a service.
Yes I have an acct at YouTube, never need to log in. I dont get it. Ive watched for years and years and NEVER...NEVER... log in...EVER....and watch whatever I want, whenever I want. Why does one feel you HAVE to log in? You dont!