^^Exactly. Google is skirting the issue with an opt out procedure that they are banking on folks not pay attention to, instead of consumers being out by default.
This is the kind of stuff Microsoft was crucified for years ago.
It seems that this will only be visible to people who are in your Circles, right? That makes it equivalent to a Facebook Like, which is also all over the Internet.
dude, I said the exact same thing on twitter and people freaked out over it.
"no, no, this is innovation!"
"you're not going to see the ads"
Oh, that makes it much better
"its going to increase their revenue"
Well, then I'm glad a multi-billion dollar corporation is making more money
"MS could never come up with an idea like this"
yikes i never thought i would see the day when someone would stick up for a company that will plaster your face in ads so that company could get money while they take all your info about you o.o/ i don't know about them but ill stay far away from that company
I don't know about you but I do realise that they offer a service in exchange for that information (and to be honest I don't really care anymore - they all do exactly the same thing, e.g. Nokia now showing ads in Here Maps). If you really want to maintain your privacy, you should not use banking services, store loyalty cards and of course stay far away from the Internet.
Here maps adds are nothing like what Google is doing. Shame on you for making that comparison its misleading. As people pass on or fail to maintain their privacy with one company we open the door for others to do the same. Microsoft doesn't monitor anything you do without first asking your permission. You have to opt in remember when you set up your Windows Phone 8 device? Remember it asked you if Microsoft could take your data to help improve their services? That simple "May we" makes the difference. We will never see anything like that on a Google device.
Huh? That exact same statement is on every device from every maker.
I didn't see that on my Note 3 or my Nexus 7 during setup. It wasn't on my sisters Chrome book or my Gmail account. I have sold my Note 3 and Nexus 7. I have also basically closed my Gmail. My sister still has the Chrome book thought it sit on a shelf sense she got a Dell Venue Pro 8 for Christmas. I have experience with these devices.
I never said anything about privacy I get that nothing is secure on the internet but I called out how google is making money with your info and google users are ok with it. and nokia is NOT the same as google. they are not out to make money out of getting your info on what you search up unlike googleI don't know about you but I do realise that they offer a service in exchange for that information (and to be honest I don't really care anymore - they all do exactly the same thing, e.g. Nokia now showing ads in Here Maps). If you really want to maintain your privacy, you should not use banking services, store loyalty cards and of course stay far away from the Internet.
I can't speak for chrome book but it's on my Nexus and iPhone during setup. Even was on my Windows 8 desktop.
Asking to improve services by sending data is common practice.