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Could AdSense Require Publishers to Maintain a G+ Account?
In Light of Consolidation of Privacy Policy

 7:43 am on Jan 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

In light of Google's new privacy policy, I wonder if Google might someday soon require all Adsense publishers to establish and maintain a Google+ account and provide a public profile that matches the identity information they've provided for Adsense.

[edited by: martinibuster at 7:47 am (utc) on Jan 26, 2012]
[edit reason] Split from another discussion [/edit]



 6:28 pm on Jan 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've never been a fan of Google, but am a fan of common sense. It does annoy me when people blame Google for every problem with their sites.

I've never had - or want - a twitter/facebook/Google+/gmail account - and they will never appear on my sites. I do not want to socialize, nor have an email account that I will never use.

Bad move Google.


 6:37 pm on Jan 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

> I've never had - or want - a twitter/facebook/Google+/gmail account

I take it you're not in the USA. We had no choice but to go GMail.


 6:43 pm on Jan 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

I take it you're not in the USA.
Not any more. (Had enough of GW amongst other things).

 6:49 pm on Jan 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

UPDATE: I found a Google page that tells you how to remove your gmail account from your google account (http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=61177). Has anyone tried this and been able to access adsense still?

The link doesn't work when made clicky, not sure why.

The link worked for me. Here are the salient steps, according to [support.google.com ] at Google:

If you decide that you don't need your Gmail address anymore, here's how you can remove Gmail from your Google Account:

Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of Gmail, then Mail settings, and open the Accounts and Import tab.
Click Other Google Account settings in the "Change account settings" section.
Click Edit in the "My products" section.
Click Remove Gmail permanently.

I don't dare try it yet -- I'm still hooked on Adsense income, and I actually use that Gmail account.


 12:12 am on Jan 31, 2012 (gmt 0)

Congress Puts Google On Defense Over Privacy Policy Changes

Google’s recent announcement that it will consolidate 60 disparate privacy policies for its various products into one meta-privacy policy, allowing the company to combine and mine user information across all of the Google products, hasn’t gone over well with Congress.

On Thursday night, eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives — five Democrats and three Republicans — sent an open letter to Google CEO Larry Page, asking “why Google feels that these changes are necessary, and what steps are being taken to ensure the protection of consumers’ privacy rights”?

The letter asks Google 11-multipart questions about the privacy changes, including the wide-ranging “Please describe all information Google collects from consumers now,” and “who has access to users’ personal information?” and demands answers no later than February 16, 2012.


Note: Featured in the story is Sen. Ed Markey, (D-MA). I've voted for him every time he's run -- he's one of the few politicians I trust, (and I do mean "few"). Go get-em Ed!

Markey released his own statement saying he was concerned that Google’s privacy policy shift could violate the company’s 2011 settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which had investigated Google over its previous, failed social network Google Buzz.


 9:34 pm on Jan 31, 2012 (gmt 0)

i logged into my log time junk gmail account today, got slapped with all this new privacy policy stuff. Checked out my dashboard and started swinging the axe.

I've had it with goog i removed everything and deleted my entire account.


 4:24 am on Feb 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

An entire thread based on pure speculation!

There is no evidence that Google would ever do this, and no reason they should: they are not interested in information about webmasters, they are interested in information about consumers.


 11:32 am on Feb 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

An entire thread based on pure speculation!

Maybe so however it's a very good idea to check one's own back-up policies and whether they are still needed.

For instance I've deleted all my Gmail accounts (12) since I really do not require them any longer. I set=up my Gmail accounts at a time of regular PC crashes, lost data and even the e-mail client going belly-up. Using my current client makes life not only a whole lot better but much easier.

This weekend I'm going to start checking through all sorts of external back-up drives amassed since 1994. For UK legal reasons I'll keep certain stuff up to seven years old however I know I have so much saved crap that I'll never need, it can be gone.

Anyone want any floppies or zip disks, maybe some USB 1.0 externals? :-)

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