While we need responsibility for ourselves and what we do, that does not give companies the right to take what is ours to make profit from it's users. As someone once told me an honest business man can still make mint, and it's a debate of good ethics to and for the end user.
This policy supposedly created for our "benefit" is a clear infringement of our rights. We have no privacy! Whatever we search online is stored in a database and can be viewed by anyone with the clearance to do so. Sacrificing freedom for protection is not something that should be done lightly, it shouldn't be done at all! And here it isn't even about safety anymore, we are expected to buy their " we do this to better help you" nonsense and can't even say no!This is unacceptable.
First example: today, in 2015, if you take your friend's android and want to look up a video on your YouTube account, you obviously have to sign in right? No big deal yet. Except the fact that once you sign in then sign out, your notifications for your GMail start going to your friends phone. This is just ONE of the bad consequences of their "we're just breaking down silos to make things better for you" attitude; wherever you login, even if you logout, they use your information their and send notifications their.
Second example: open an incognito tab in Chrome, go to YouTube login and search for whatever you like. Now logout, go to facebook for a second, then go back to YouTube. You will see that even though you have logged out of Google in every way you can think of, the recommendations on YouTube are from your account that you just logged out of... In other words they take your account preferences and start changing whatever machine that you have EVER logged on to.
Which is really messed up and I don't know how they could ever think this was okay. I'm trying my best to find reasonable alternatives to Google. Luckily more and more people are doing that these days so someone will eventually take advantage of that business.
Bad within the context, that years of unregulated types of behavior are now coming to forefront, and being questioned by more than just those deeply involved in “cyber law”. Google has established itself as what is called the “reality interface” within the search engine world, and that is to say, normal laymen simply assume that everything on the first page of a Google search is the only material that is relevant. This alone allowed Google to be somewhat manipulative in their set up of their search engine. The policy surrounding privacy issues has been labeled by many to be draconian in nature, and will certainly be exposed as the issues surrounding Internet privacy are visited in more detail.
Keeping records is the foundation of searching.Once you choose google, it means you agree with his working priciples. You should be aware of what you are searching. What's more, you also should be accountable for what you have said and written on the internet. When you criticize google, don't forget you have been benefited a lot from google.