Demaestro - 10:52 pm on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google needs my personal information for what reason?
The integrity of their service.
Oh yeah, they haven't really specified why they need all that data.
Yes they have
"""to build future products that leverage that information"""
They could provide all their services without me providing any personally identifiable information.
Of course they could but does that mean they should and they are wrong for not?
They don't want Google+ to end up like facebook where people create clutter accounts that they use twice for a novelty.
How good is a system that has 100,000 accounts for Brad Pitt? Stoned Guy? Booty Shaker?
I don't get where the indignation and anger comes from with this request. Google+ is a place to connect and index people.
If you want to be anonymous DONT USE THE SITE... complaining that they want you to use your real name when you have ZERO intention of using the site is childish.
It is like complaining that they made you use your Gmail account to tie it to your marketplace account. Don't use marketplace, don't use gmail, create a gmail account at a cafe and use it instead of your own. You have a choice, you aren't forced into these things.
How much do you pay for Gmail? How much does your use of Gmail cost Google? Is Google not supposed to get anything out of the deal? Not even info about you?
You want it, you want it free, you want it anon, and you want Google to get nothing in return. Seems fair.