londrum - 7:49 pm on Sep 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
didn't microsoft try and do something like this once? Im sure there was some kind of thing you could sign up to that acted as a kind of passport all across the web.
What happened to that? Is it still going?
We are all arguing about privacy on here, but I dont think the public care about that so much. to them, its much more about security. I dont think they really mind if google sells their anonymised data. After all, loads of places do that already -- when we sign up to those supermarket points cards everyone knows that they are using data on our shopping habits. but we dont care.
But if we hand data over to google and they lose it, or get hacked, like Sony did recently, then this whole thing will go pearshaped overnight. All it takes is a bit of bad publicity like that and google +1 will be dead. but at the moment people trust that google is secure, so they will sign up.