I also have a feeling that Google tends to get away with stuff, because unlike Facebook (at least for me), we trust Google. We think of Google as the benevolent information overlord, who wants to help us find what we want, give us efficient e-mail and other services.
I am not one of those people who is exceptionally private (hence, this blog), nor am I exceptionally paranoid that people are stealing my personal information and using it to do terrible things behind my back, however, I do fear a world where that kind of thing happens and no one can do anything about it.
So, can I wean myself off Google products? What alternatives are there? And, should I be concerned about Google’s ethics on my privacy and personal information? I have no idea. But thinking about these kinds of questions can’t hurt.
I’ve just realised lately I have been writing a lot about technology and how it’s impact on society. It’s certainly not a topic I am particularly an expert in, but it does interest me. I am sure there are other people with a great deal more actual knowledge on the topic than me, but what is this blog if not a place where I can talk a bunch of shit without any real facts to back it up?