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    Mar 26 - 2:50 am

    Apparently there are still people that want to offer their privacy for slick functionality. I have banned Google from my network and feel a lot safer and happier for it. Don’t sell out your privacy and quit using services from companies that offer you “free” services and than abuse your data.

    • Jonathan Jeter
      Mar 26 - 2:51 pm

      Thank you for sharing your views. As in every business relationship, you need to weigh the costs of providing your information to various service providers, such as Google. However, if you are trying to do business both online and offline, it makes sense to promote your business where potential customers are looking for your products and services, which at this point in time includes Google, as well as other entities.

      If, on a personal level, you want to sever your relationship with Google and use other service providers because of privacy concerns, that’s a perfectly reasonable course of action.

        Apr 07 - 2:45 am

        Hi Jonathan,
        I understand where you are coming from. However, I think that for my clients as well as myself I am responsible for safety. That also includes online safety. So I think it is morally wrong to allow data mining on anyone without a profound warning, explanation what will be done with the data, who has access to it and to whom (and for how much) your data is sold.
        It seems to be quite fashionable nowadays to state that a company/organization works with a “Corporate social responsibility” policy. If that is the case than there is also a responsibility to inform everybody that you track your users and sell their data to data miners. But no most companies want to keep that part quiet as this could scare off customers. If they are somewhat open about it (or have to be by law) they hide it in, a way too long (and mostly unreadable), privacy statements.
        But hé, it’s just my opinion. I’m only one concerned user of the internet. And hopefully for the data miners and trackers in this world the only one. I dispice commercials and the more advertisement a company has the more I will avoid their products. :0)

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