[LINK] Understanding Google's new privacy policy

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Feb 3 18:17:06 AEDT 2012

Google appears to have upgraded their profile feature. I just updated mine
via Google Maps - it let me add links to websites and email addresses. It
also invited me to provide my relationship status and other personal info
(none of which did I feel inclined to provide - however, many others do
feel compelled to maintain and disseminate this kind of information on 

It was pretty hard to find my public google profile - possibly, because I
already have such a high profile on the Internet. In the end, I did a
search "Marghanita site:profiles.google.com" and got:


Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> On 3/02/12 11:01 AM, David Boxall wrote:
>> On 3/02/2012 9:40 AM, Roger Clarke wrote:
>>> ...
>>> In other words, any undertaking that Google ever gives you is
>>> completely worthless, because it can and will be reneged on.
>>> ...
>> What about Android? Do we need a fork that excludes Google? Do all those
>> Android phone/slate/tablet/whatever users need to be saved from an
>> entity that's beginning to look decidedly evil?
> Yes.
> If you have a Google login on an Android phone, then it phones home even 
> if you're not running any Google-specific services.

Marghanita da Cruz
Ramin Communications (Sydney)
Website: http://ramin.com.au
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