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    Google's new Privacy Policy...

    ...goes into effect 3/1/12. Instead of the old way of maintaining roughly 60 different policies between all of their different products, they will now have one that links them all together.

    Am I the only one who isn't getting a warm and fuzzy feeling about this?
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    I figured they've had all of the data this long, it isn't like they're going to violate my privacy any more than they probably already have, which is more than they probably tell anyone in public.
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    You can opt out.

    In theory.
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    I sure hope they keep my derailleur porn stuff to themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    You can opt out.

    In theory.
    Yeah, I already have. Followed a link via Facebook to CNET. I've cleared my history and 'paused' them from collecting as well- in theory.
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    Oddly, I went to the link, and it asked me if I wanted to turn web history on. I said no.

    Part of me also figures that Google is totally in bed with the NSA/DHS/FBI/CIA/etc., so they've already given all of the data to the government anyway, and they're such a bunch of IT screw-ups that all of the data has probably already been stolen anyway.
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    Google is, first and foremost, an advertising company. They're going to use any means they can get away with to poke, pry, mine, record and analyze every aspect of your life, whether you'd like them to or not. "Opt out" just means they're not showing you the data they're collecting.

    Posted from Android 4.0. They now know that I know that you know that they know. YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE OMNIGOOGLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE OMNIGOOGLE
    +1.
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    If anyone thinks they have any privacy on the net ,they should think again.

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    I know x's pants size and shoe size, for instance. I found them on the InterGoogle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    Am I the only one who isn't getting a warm and fuzzy feeling about this?
    I was thinking about all the energy I spent on keeping some amount of firewall between me and microsoft, me and my isp, me and my web browser, me and my media player, me and facebook, now google goes out and says they own the whole rest of my life. Thanks guys.


    And further more my work ported its exchange server to gmail so some day my work self and my own self will meet, along w/ all the various people they know, in one big happy google family. Won't that be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    I figured they've had all of the data this long, it isn't like they're going to violate my privacy any more than they probably already have, which is more than they probably tell anyone in public.
    this. remember the collecting data from all the unproteced private networks when the Google Street View vehicles passed by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    I know x's pants size and shoe size, for instance. I found them on the InterGoogle.
    I wish someone would share this information with retailers so that I might find clothes that fit.

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    when did x start wearing pants again? I may have to OMINGOOGLE him.
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    See, he doesn't wear pants because the OMNIGOOGLE does not sell him any.
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    You're not Googles customers, you're their inventory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete In Az View Post
    You're not Googles customers, you're their inventory.
    Not too far off the mark. As was pointed out, Google is first and foremost in the advertising business. The more people they get to sign up to use their products, then the more marketable Google itself becomes to potential advertisers.

    Personally, I have a suspicion that AdBlock is allowed to run on Chrome in an effort to placate the masses. If they hadn't, I imagine they wouldn't have enjoyed the continued increase in market share of the browser segment, and Chrome was created to showcase their abilities- and data mining processes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    when did x start wearing pants again? I may have to OMINGOOGLE him.
    Sometimes you just can't wear a kilt.

    Happily, my current job's dress code is vague enough that I feel justified in wearing the occasional bowtie (the employee handbook only says "white shirt and tie"), but it does specify that men must wear pants, so my dreams of showing up in a black kilt were dashed upon the rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Sometimes you just can't wear a kilt.

    Happily, my current job's dress code is vague enough that I feel justified in wearing the occasional bowtie (the employee handbook only says "white shirt and tie"), but it does specify that men must wear pants, so my dreams of showing up in a black kilt were dashed upon the rocks.
    It doesn't say you can't wear both the kilt and pants, does it?

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    No, but I get hot enough wearing a three-piece suit without adding another seven yards of fabric, unfortunately.

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    Hey, I'm going to be visiting the OMNIGOOGLE for lunch today. Anyone want me to break anything while I'm there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    No, but I get hot enough wearing a three-piece suit without adding another seven yards of fabric, unfortunately.
    And this is why they invented the Sport Kilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Sometimes you just can't wear a kilt.

    Happily, my current job's dress code is vague enough that I feel justified in wearing the occasional bowtie (the employee handbook only says "white shirt and tie"), but it does specify that men must wear pants, so my dreams of showing up in a black kilt were dashed upon the rocks.
    As long as you wear something under the kilt, you should be ok...
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    By the way, THE OMNIGOOGLE can have all the personal info they want as long as they keep giving free food to guests. Mmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    No, but I get hot enough wearing a three-piece suit without adding another seven yards of fabric, unfortunately.
    You can go with the less formal lightweight 5 yard kilt.

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