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How much do you trust Google?

#21KillerTrufflePosted 12/11/2013 11:11:07 AM
I don't trust them at all, but I still use them - for now. Their most recent policy changes, such as account linking and pressing everyone to use real names and stuff have made their products MUCH less attractive to me, and revelations that they've been passing data in bulk over to the NSA isn't exactly good either. If Google continues down the path they are right now, I'll be leaving them before long. Finding a different webmail, different search provider, and might even dump Android phones in favor of something else. The only piece I'll have a hard time swapping out I think is Google Voice - no other service does what Voice does, which is disappointing.
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#22lazycomplife(Topic Creator)Posted 12/11/2013 11:27:31 AM
Wow, that's a fairly even split of responses. I just want to add that even though I'm scared of Google, they could be way worse (like one of the above posters mentioned). I'm just worried that they'll go in that direction at some point. They have too much power.
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#23cody4783Posted 12/11/2013 1:25:10 PM
Yeah, I'm actually pretty surprised by the split of the poll as well.

Personally, I "Trust" them to an extent--I mean, to use them for email, searches, navigation and so much as buying a phone essentially directly tied into their systems, I'd be lying if I said I didn't "Trust" them at all.

But that doesn't mean their recent actions don't make me a bit uneasy and lead me to question where their motives are focused. They still put on a good face, but they've been making some incredibly questionable and shaky decisions with varying policies and technologies they've been pushing forward in the relatively recent history.
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#24happyscrub1Posted 12/11/2013 1:29:01 PM
Trust them in that they go against the govt as much as possible. I don't trust them because they are more powerful than a lot of goverments.
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#25arleasPosted 12/11/2013 1:29:28 PM
Guys, guys.... Google's Motto is "Don't Be Evil".... so that means they're never ever going to be evil. Trust them! Trust them with everything... It's the people who work there who can't be trusted.

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-engineer-stalked-teens-spied-on-chats-2010-9
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#26cody4783Posted 12/11/2013 1:31:03 PM
arleas posted...
Guys, guys.... Google's Motto is "Don't Be Evil".... so that means they're never ever going to be evil. Trust them! Trust them with everything... It's the people who work there who can't be trusted.

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-engineer-stalked-teens-spied-on-chats-2010-9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfV6RzE30

Throwback because I still love this video. Still reigns true and is getting closer to the disturbing reality by the minute.
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#27doctoglethorpePosted 12/11/2013 1:37:04 PM
duckduckgo.com is neat.
#28OreoBoy206Posted 12/11/2013 1:47:51 PM
cody4783 posted...
arleas posted...
Guys, guys.... Google's Motto is "Don't Be Evil".... so that means they're never ever going to be evil. Trust them! Trust them with everything... It's the people who work there who can't be trusted.

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-engineer-stalked-teens-spied-on-chats-2010-9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfV6RzE30

Throwback because I still love this video. Still reigns true and is getting closer to the disturbing reality by the minute.


Wait, the disturbing reality is that when Google combines all their services, they become a giant DarthVader head? Kind of like Voltron but in a Google/Star Wars style?
#29cody4783Posted 12/11/2013 1:48:37 PM
OreoBoy206 posted...
Wait, the disturbing reality is that when Google combines all their services, they become a giant DarthVader head? Kind of like Voltron but in a Google/Star Wars style?

If that surprises you, wait until you hear about the Moon being replaced with Google's very own Death Star.
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#30OreoBoy206Posted 12/11/2013 1:50:27 PM
cody4783 posted...
OreoBoy206 posted...
Wait, the disturbing reality is that when Google combines all their services, they become a giant DarthVader head? Kind of like Voltron but in a Google/Star Wars style?

If that surprises you, wait until you hear about the Moon being replaced with Google's very own Death Star.



I hope Luke is born soon!