New changes to Google, integrating personal information from all of their sites, is stirring some controversy.
Here are a few editorials you may want to read. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/01/201212575250131796.htmlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16720406http://abcnewsradioonline.com/business-news/google-changes-raising-privacy-concerns.htmlhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/business/t...8GOQ_story.html
By tomorrow, there will be opinion columns on every news site.
No options.... one plan...
Am rethinking my own "membership" Email, Google Docs etc.
One of the Google programs that I have some substantial involvement in is Picasa... where I tens of thousands of photos, which I have organized to include facial recognition. I haven't thought through the other implications. Losing the "cloud" storage will be a real blow, as Google uses it'sown proprietary conversions of text, spread sheets, PDF files etc.
It's an all or nothing policy... so opting out removes everything.
So much for do no evil.
The reason for the change is quite obvious... It will provideGoogle with the ultimate targeted advertising tool.
They are providing windows to download current info, for those wanting to opt out.
I expect there will be much heat in the internet community, and a scramble to pick up business in alternate application sites.
Ach! so much for trust.