skibum - 4:35 pm on Mar 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
It seems like everyone wanted "free" and "easy" got it! Analytics, Gmail, Search, +1, Checkout, Android, etc... How many people complain about privacy and continue to use Google services beyond just search? How many stay logged into their Google accounts all the time and hand over the data? How many people don't bother to block the ad cookies or even opt-out of all that stuff?
People can either wait for regulators to try to do something or start making choices. Businesses were all to eager to give away all their most valuable data to the company they purchased the most advertising from in exchange for saving some cash on analytics. Anyone else would have to walk in with a shotgun to get that data from most businesses but they just gave it to Google!
Maybe someone could create some sort of email app that will block sending and forwarding to Gmail accounts to help keep email from people who don't use Gmail and don't want their communications to end up in Gmail accounts from doing so.
A self driving car with Google software would be the ultimate!