Sgt_Kickaxe - 9:38 am on Jan 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've already deleted every Google account I have except for AdSense and I have only one tablet PC running Android.
I have done the same HuskyPup, without maintaining a pc for android. Why? Because when a company is as aggressive as Google in obtaining personal information it's important to be equally aggressive in protecting it.
You personal information can be worth between $50 and $5000 per year to Google depending on how much disposable income you have and your browsing habits (source: smartmoney - [blogs.smartmoney.com...] That places a premium on your privacy which is too tempting to take imo.
As for forcing me to open an unwanted G+ account, it will never happen while I am a member of adsene/adwords (meaning if it is I will not be staying on with adsense/adwords). I already dislike being forced to maintain a gmail account I don't use (as a webmaster I have my own email service with my own hosting).
Currently, there are no state or federal limits on what information can be collected or with whom it can be shared, according to John M. Simpson, director of Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project, a California-based non-profit organization.
Yeah, the current "trust us" method is a problem since money is involved.
Join or be excluded and exclusion will have significant consequences.
It will also make Google look silly and if enough choose their privacy over Google prerogatives it is Google who becomes excluded from a growing part of the internet. I do suspect they want to do it and are testing on how to best do it but will Schmidt wake up in time? We'll see.