Google tells Gmail users Facebook is a trap

By Emil
Nov 10, 2010
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  1. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TechSpot Guru Posts: 629   +115

    HAHA Thats great. What now facebook!?
  2. windmill007

    windmill007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 311

    Google is starting to sound like a bunch of cry babies. I wish they would just embrace facebook. Google can't rule everything and we would have much better Google services if it integrated into facebook.
  3. flocka

    flocka Newcomer, in training Posts: 40

    they want to be the microsoft of the internet
  4. bakape

    bakape TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 123

    they are the Microsoft of the internet imo
  5. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    But it's true... Facebook will take your data and use it as they see fit. That message from google is 100 percent fact.
  6. jwdR1

    jwdR1 Newcomer, in training

    Now that is the pot calling the kettle black!

    I'm sure both companies have their users' privacy interests at heart.

    Bless their hearts. :)
  7. Demons

    Demons Newcomer, in training Posts: 52

    The battle continues... Kudos to Google though, for not giving up. You can't trust facebook with all of your contact information and so many people just hand it over without thinking. Say goodbye to your privacy!
  8. Cryptopsy

    Cryptopsy Newcomer, in training Posts: 47

    [_CHECK_] Register a complaint over data protectionism. (Google will not record or display your name or email address.)
  9. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 867   +128

    Bunch of cry babies? They are fighting so that users have more options and more control. Sure, Google would benefit if Facebook went along and allowed its users to export contacts data... but so would EVERYONE else!

    Gogogoogle!
  10. Yosip

    Yosip Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    Google FTW
     
  11. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    That....is......FANTASTIC! I had a chuckle on my face as I was reading it. Are you SUPER sure?
  12. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 941   +42

    At least Google suggests that users can do whatever they want with their data... Of course Google can do almost whatever they want too, and facebooks exists because of their "data management". lol
  13. Nima304

    Nima304 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 282   +28

    I agree. This is getting childish.
  14. vangrat

    vangrat Newcomer, in training Posts: 223

    This is not so bad. They are just giving their users the knowledge about what will happen if they transfer their data. They are not blocking it, so it is all in good measure.

    That being said. Google, the company that knows everything, about everyone, all the time, is worried about privacy?!?!
  15. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed Newcomer, in training Posts: 99

    It's quite difficult to know who to believe. I see no big deal with face book not letting out everybody's details to every tom **** n harry. It's just okay by me anyway.
  16. I love Google. They are right to hate Facebook. Reading that warning made me laugh out loud. GO DIE FACEBOOK!
  17. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Too many people don't realise how much information on individuals Facebook harvests. Worse still, it seems that the vast majority of its members are blissfully unaware of this as well!

    This time I support Google fully.
     
  18. That;s (sort of) what they're trying to do, you *****. Except Facebook refuse to offer the same export features Gmail does to allow friends to find each other on the respective networks.
  19. That;s (sort of) what they're trying to do, you *****. Except Facebook refuse to offer the same export features Gmail does to allow friends to find each other on the respective networks.
  20. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Its funny, FB has always been quite open in its battle against privacy, conveniently omitting the fact that they're making money hand over fist selling your information to marketers.

    Just like that a-hole who bought up the rights to old Las Vegas newspaper articles allowing him to sue everyone on the internet, what is stopping someone buying the FB data from some soon to go under company, and then proceed to post it online, unless you pay a fee to "opt out" of the publishing.

    And considering how many people are falling victim, willingly or not, to various random phishing attacks, how much worse would they be when the person is specifically targeting you, using data from your FB account. Their success rate would probably skyrocket.
  21. Serag

    Serag TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 179

    It's not a complete noble attempt at warning users there, google is wary of facebook's ambition and potential if given the right circumstances.
  22. KG363

    KG363 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    this war is childish
  23. Classic Rock

    Classic Rock TechSpot Member Posts: 92

    I support Google in this. Personally I think it would be a much better world if everyone on facebook exchanged their accounts for a Gmail account. May facebook rot and die, quickly.
  24. compu4

    compu4 Newcomer, in training Posts: 46

    LMFAO! The Admiral Ackbar picture is priceless.


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