Google and Privacy
ok I’m going to go against the grain here, I trust google with my data !!
Yer I know that’s a shock, but let face facts here you the user have an option, you either use google or you don’t, now I’m not saying that you should stop using Google for gods sake NO. They are still the most powerful and best Search Engine out there, and I honestly think that the data they collect is used to help them keep ahead of the game, it’s not like every Googler has access to the logs or the data, in fact I’m pretty sure you have to jump though a lot of hoops to even get a snapshot of the raw logs.
The City I live in you can’t walk down the street without been on cctv, but then if you have nothing to hide why worry, same with searching if you have nothing to hide why worry,
What’s your major concern that you searching “buy new BMW” and google starts pushing ads for Local Car dealers at you ? is that a Bad Thing, or you give Google your ROI on your adwords account and they bump up the price because you are making a killing on the keyword, hey what if the dropped the price, because your ROI sucks but you had a better product than the comparison sites or MFA sites that are in that space, People get to too hung up on “Google is spying on me”. You have to trust them to do the right thing so far they have made lots and lots of money….. and a good chunk for me too.