03-08-2015 01:58 PM
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  1. neo158's Avatar
    Not at all. I'd much rather get served ads about stuff for my truck, my quad, my home reno stuff, which helps me find a lot of parts and products i need. I enjoy having the interests I search for and places I go ending up reflected in my Google Now and Maps. I also order a lot of stuff online with gmail and get shipping updates about my orders.

    However...

    I'm not one of those people who think Eric Schmidt and the NSA are in a dimly lit room together somewhere in their underwear spanking themselves over the fog lights I just ordered for my truck though...

    http://www.quickmeme.com/img/84/849f...52914e35da.jpg
    While you might not have a problem with Google reading your email to deliver targeted ads to your inbox most people do and, personally, I think that email should be private and not read by a third party.
    03-02-2015 03:46 AM
  2. Andrea Ghirardini's Avatar
    Same thing I did last week. I also bought a Lumia Phone and sold my Android one.
    03-02-2015 04:59 AM
  3. noobchief's Avatar
    H8 Google >:(
    03-02-2015 05:03 AM
  4. hotphil's Avatar
    While you might not have a problem with Google reading your email to deliver targeted ads to your inbox most people do .
    ​Problem is, you ask those same "most people" if they'd rather pay for whatever Google's calling their email this month, and I'd $10 on the answer being "no". Demonstrably, most folks are happy with the trade-off of services in exchange for their privacy.
    03-02-2015 05:17 AM
  5. Tom87's Avatar
    For those who (rightly) say there is no alternative to using YouTube, if you use an app such as MetroTube (on mobile and desktop), then there are no ads like when using the YouTube website. This = no ad money for Google. Every little helps

    Also, MetroTube is a fantastic app.
    SamJHannan likes this.
    03-02-2015 07:54 AM
  6. neo158's Avatar
    ​Problem is, you ask those same "most people" if they'd rather pay for whatever Google's calling their email this month, and I'd $10 on the answer being "no". Demonstrably, most folks are happy with the trade-off of services in exchange for their privacy.
    Displaying ads when you're in your inbox is one thing, Microsoft do it on outlook.com, but it's another to use the content of your emails to target them.
    03-02-2015 08:30 AM
  7. jonnaver's Avatar
    While you might not have a problem with Google reading your email to deliver targeted ads to your inbox most people do and, personally, I think that email should be private and not read by a third party.
    Exactly. My answer to neo is that you shouldn't be using Internet based email for sensitive communication in the first place no matter who the provider is
    ​Problem is, you ask those same "most people" if they'd rather pay for whatever Google's calling their email this month, and I'd $10 on the answer being "no". Demonstrably, most folks are happy with the trade-off of services in exchange for their privacy.
    03-02-2015 10:55 AM
  8. neo158's Avatar
    Exactly. My answer to neo is that you shouldn't be using Internet based email for sensitive communication in the first place no matter who the provider is
    I wasn't talking about sensitive communication and anyway Google go through ALL your emails whether they originated from a mobile device, desktop or via a website so it really doesn't matter.
    03-02-2015 11:02 AM
  9. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    While you might not have a problem with Google reading your email to deliver targeted ads to your inbox most people do and, personally, I think that email should be private and not read by a third party.
    ​You do realize Gmail is one of, if not the, most used email providers... right?
    03-02-2015 11:12 AM
  10. dzukela's Avatar
    ​You do realize Gmail is one of, if not the, most used email providers... right?
    So what? Hitler was most popular person is germany. Being most something doesent mean anything.
    03-02-2015 11:31 AM
  11. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    So what? Hitler was most popular person is germany. Being most something doesent mean anything.
    A) Did you just compare GMail to Hitler?
    B) I was responding to the comment about how most people have a problem with Google reading their emails. Obviously being the most popular provider kind of means a huge chunk of people don't.
    03-02-2015 11:35 AM
  12. jonnaver's Avatar
    I wasn't talking about sensitive communication and anyway Google go through ALL your emails whether they originated from a mobile device, desktop or via a website so it really doesn't matter.
    I refer back to my last post comments just above the picture
    03-02-2015 12:41 PM
  13. KarmaEcrivain94's Avatar
    I use two gmail accounts as spam and pointless crap accounts. My main one is still Outlook. Never used chrome, and I have been using bing since mid-2012. Obviously, I still use YouTube.

    Honestly, couldn't be happier without them being part of my life.
    03-02-2015 12:53 PM
  14. KarmaEcrivain94's Avatar
    For those who (rightly) say there is no alternative to using YouTube, if you use an app such as MetroTube (on mobile and desktop), then there are no ads like when using the YouTube website. This = no ad money for Google. Every little helps

    Also, MetroTube is a fantastic app.
    myTube is better ^_^
    03-02-2015 12:55 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    However...
    I'm not one of those people who think Eric Schmidt and the NSA are in a dimly lit room together somewhere in their underwear spanking themselves over the fog lights I just ordered for my truck though
    Eric Schmidt uses a Bold 9900. I wonder why?

    Guess who still uses a BlackBerry? (A BlackBerry Bold 9900 to be exact)
    03-02-2015 02:00 PM
  16. neo158's Avatar
    ​You do realize Gmail is one of, if not the, most used email providers... right?
    Not sure what you're trying to say with that comment. Being the most popular doesn't automatically excuse Google of reading ALL of a users email, does it?
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    03-02-2015 02:13 PM
  17. neo158's Avatar
    That tells me all I need to know about Android when the CEO won't even use it.
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    03-02-2015 02:16 PM
  18. tgp's Avatar
    Being the most popular doesn't automatically excuse Google of reading ALL of a users email, does it?
    I think he was countering your claim here:

    While you might not have a problem with Google reading your email to deliver targeted ads to your inbox most people do and, personally, I think that email should be private and not read by a third party.
    Gmail being the most used email provider indicates that most people do not care. It's also why security, or lack of it, doesn't seem to matter much to the general public. We don't care.
    Michael Alan Goff likes this.
    03-02-2015 02:29 PM
  19. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    For those who (rightly) say there is no alternative to using YouTube, if you use an app such as MetroTube (on mobile and desktop), then there are no ads like when using the YouTube website. This = no ad money for Google. Every little helps

    Also, MetroTube is a fantastic app.
    Also, no money for content creators. To be honest, I wish Google would find a way to block anyone who does this sort of thing,

    Not sure what you're trying to say with that comment. Being the most popular doesn't automatically excuse Google of reading ALL of a users email, does it?
    You said that most people don't like Google looking at their email. Most people don't care, that's the truth.
    03-02-2015 02:31 PM
  20. neo158's Avatar
    I think he was countering your claim here:



    Gmail being the most used email provider indicates that most people do not care. It's also why security, or lack of it, doesn't seem to matter much to the Google services users. Gmail users don't care.
    Corrected that for you. Saying that no one cares about their privacy is just plain wrong.
    03-02-2015 02:35 PM
  21. tgp's Avatar
    Saying that no one cares about their privacy is just plain wrong.
    Did I, or Michael Alan Goff, say that?

    And when I mention security, I was also including Windows users. If users cared about security, we'd use Mac or Linux. But more than 90% of us use Windows. About 20% still use XP! And 85% of smartphone users use Android.
    jonnaver likes this.
    03-02-2015 02:38 PM
  22. Tareq27's Avatar
    Being pissed of because of Google's behavior, I've decided to get rid of all that ties me to them .
    I've uninstalled Chrome and returned to IE . And now my main EMAIL address is outlook.
    With the exception of YouTube ( tubecast to be exact ) I don't use anything of Google's. Hope
    More windows phone users will follow.
    03-02-2015 03:00 PM
  23. Tom87's Avatar
    Also, no money for content creators. To be honest, I wish Google would find a way to block anyone who does this sort of thing,



    You said that most people don't like Google looking at their email. Most people don't care, that's the truth.
    Block anyone who does what sort of thing? Use a YouTube app?! Apps can provide a superior experience to a desktop site, one of those positives is the lack of ads.
    03-02-2015 03:39 PM
  24. jonnaver's Avatar
    Actually there's been plenty of stories about execs having devices made by competitors over the years. I have devices from every single current mobile company in my home right now. Why? Because I like to. Why must a Pepsi employee never have a Coke?

    Actually I'm glad Eric said he likes bb10 in that article, I personally love their swipe gesture UI and if he does too maybe Google will incorporate more of it in android
    That tells me all I need to know about Android when the CEO won't even use it.
    Start building that bomb shelter Mr Ventura, they're coming for you!
    03-02-2015 05:20 PM
  25. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Block anyone who does what sort of thing? Use a YouTube app?! Apps can provide a superior experience to a desktop site, one of those positives is the lack of ads.
    Anyone who uses something that blocks ads.
    03-02-2015 05:21 PM
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