Quote The Elf:Quote Magic Matt:
you're making a decision that is at least based on facts rather than the fiction of many conspiracy theories that do the rounds.
I'm making my decision based on personal experience! This is something I know a few things about...
If you're saying you've had direct experience of Google abusing your personal data, and suffered consequences because of that, then I'd very much like the opportunity to see what happened (off the public forum obviously). So far every person I've challenged to back up their claims has fallen flat of being able to do so, and on inspection of the details, the fault has in every case I've seen, been found to be putting information on a web site other than Google, which has simply been indexed.