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I too don't use gmail and have not signed it's TOS agreement. Fat lot of good it does. If I send mail to gmail users I'm still be logged and chomped and otherwise digested by correlations amongst them. The only pain I can stick up their ass is I have a very large number of email address, thanks to the blessings of several catch-alls.
But - sign and agree or not, once you interact with them, and similar sites, they'll short even know your condom size.
It shows some purchases from 2013, then a lot of nothing, and then something from March.
Of course they're not collecting this data just because it might be helpful for me, they're selling it or otherwise using it for their own profit.
Or perhaps Sundar wants to be cool like me so he collects my purchase history to see what stuff he has to buy to be more like me
similar to OG, I've got a personal domain.
but I also do have gmail, hotmail, yahoo and other more obscure ones. (yeah these days they ask for a phone number to confirm/reset the passwords blah blah.. but are often satisfied with another email address to use for that.)
purchases, personal, work, banking, govt (i.e. tax) and any other serious email goes through my own domain. Locally hosted. (Singapore does have some damn good privacy regulations AND they're not scared to go after and punish hard anyone abusing the rules.)
gmail for google/tube, hotmail for ms (i.e. vis studio reg), ... various free accounts for stupid annoying "must sign-up" sites ... 'private/no tracking' search engines - even then spread between a few
so gmail, hotmail, yahoo ... track away, the power be with you
- they get little if any idea what I really do, use, look for, buy...
- some of them accounts not bothered to look in the inbox for months/years
.... plenty of useless food for their message analyzers.
.... so go ahead google etc, suggest away, highly likely won't ever see them good ideas
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
Google knows about me that I'm a 73 year old woman living with my 14 children in the outskirts of Paraburdoo WA, but strangely have a PO Box in Sydney CBD, and another PO box in the 'burbs of Melbourne where I ship my items to.
Once again, I made the mistake of taking a look-see (at the round 2 semi-finals).
Generally execrable videos (compared to previous years), pastel music ... with few exceptions, all too derivative from American soul music, and pop-tunes. Still, nice to see lovely young people having a high time.
I fell in love with Leonora, the young chanteuse from Denmark, in spite of the song.
My musical favorite was the Latvian entry. My visuals favorite was the live sand-painting in the Moldavia entry.
Netta Barzilai: what planet is that from ?
«Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?» T. S. Elliot