RE: Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet
I'm probably getting a bit of a reputation as a tin-foil hat wearer (particularly where Google is concerned), but this obsession with companies having to know everything about you really does concern me. As someone who has recently had problems with identity theft issues, the thought of keeping too much personal information all under the one roof is disconcerting.
I think that Google are going to be in for some serious legal problems down the line, particularly as they have now had to lower the age of Google+ accounts to 13 in order not to lose out on mobile phone sales to teenagers.
Using an Android phone with + account (which requires a genuine identity, picture etc) and gmail, calendar etc means that Google at the very least know :
a) Where you are
b) Where you live
c) What your house looks like and possibly, depending on what's in the picture on maps, possibly your what car you drive and reg no.
d) What you say to your friends
e) Possibly where you will be at any given time, when you're on holiday, when your birthday is
f) What you like looking at on the web (including any porn, warez etc)
g) Who you phone and who phones you (and who's to say not what you talk about - what's really hidden in Android?)
h) What you purchase
Barnacle Boy! We have to find those stolen Naggy Daddies!