Google locks Facebook out of Gmail

By Emil ยท 38 replies
Nov 6, 2010
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  1. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Google isn't much better than facebook; so get over it; and let the two evils fight and hope the some other lesser evil may take advantage.

    By the way I don't have facebook account nor I use google; sometimes it is better to be neutral and be able to see the bigger picture.
  2. silvershad0w

    silvershad0w TS Rookie

    I completely agree with the author's views in this article. If a user specifies that they want their data stored in Google contact's to be shared with Facebook then there shouldn't be an issue. I don't understand why Google wants to be able to access similar data stored on Facebook. Might just be Google's never ending mission of caching of all knowledge and information in existence!
  3. Faller

    Faller TS Rookie

    With two ad based companies, how can we possibly win from them battling?
  4. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Posts: 79

    There is this saying of my people that goes thus :"When two elephants fight, the grasses are the ones that suffer". It's the users that bears the brunt most of the time when tussles like these come up. Let's just hope they reach some meaningful and consumer friendly compromise. In the first place I wouldnt want to share too much info about me on any social website, so not much hurt to me if they stay stiff-headed.
  5. crazyboy88

    crazyboy88 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Come on its give and take, Google shares information, and so should facebook.
  6. dlen

    dlen TS Rookie Posts: 32

    I think in this case Google is right. If they share information to a portal, the portal shall do the same. The other side is if user is aware what kind of information is exchanged.
  7. starfreezer

    starfreezer TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Exactly what I would have written! Thanks for saving my time and doing all the work for me... and you will get nothing from me in return, muhuhuhaahaaa!
  8. Flipcharm

    Flipcharm TS Rookie

    Thumbs up for Google, down for FB.
    Zuck's face (strategy if you like) really needed some bitchslapping
  9. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    Maybe this'll force Facebook to open up a bit? Or maybe Google is jealous of Facebook? Or maybe Google is thinking about getting into the Social Networking field themselves and this is just the first step? I personally think the "voices" told them to do it. Not a Facebook fan anyway, so I don't really care about this.
  10. flocka

    flocka TS Rookie Posts: 40

    google is on a rampage lately....every other post is about them[google]
  11. Demons

    Demons TS Enthusiast Posts: 54

    Good for google... Facebook doesn't need to be sticking its nose into more than what it already has. To many people waste way too much time on facebook anyway. Are you so lazy that you can't find friends without searching your gmail account. I wouldn't trust facebook with my gmail account anyway!
  12. hassaan

    hassaan TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I'm on the Google side of this. Facebook finds tons of ways to import data from you and so much in fact that it even asks you if you want it to be automated sometimes. I can see nothing but bad things coming from this especially since there are a lot of non-computer savvy people on Facebook. I mean, you have grandmothers and people that wouldn't normally use a computer on Facebook. It is these people who are getting taken advantage of by these devices, not us geeks who use the computer everyday for millions of tasks. I think it is good that Google (evil empire that they may be) is trying to block Facebook.
  13. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Posts: 79

    This is not about being on one side, when people's details keep exchanging hands here and there every now and then, something of it may drop in the wrong hands. Am just not comfortable unrestricted movement of data.
  14. marvingarcia

    marvingarcia TS Rookie

    This is nothing but a "Tit for tat" policy!!

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