Google quietly removes stipulation requiring new Gmail users to have a Google+ account

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Sep 23, 2014
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  1. Google's social networking ambitions appear to be falling by the wayside. It has come to light that Google is no longer requiring people to have a Google+ account when signing up for a new Gmail account, a stipulation that's been...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,670   +1,953

    It sounds too good to be true. They must have something else cooked into gmail now, something stealthier and nastier... :)
  3. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    I'd still take Google+ over Facebook every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Simply put, I left Facebook a few years back when they relaxed their privacy policy (yup, I read those when they change also... Unlike many it seems.) Removed my information and pictures and opted out of their policys. Google isn't much better but still has some of the more important restrictions in place. They all farm data, that's how they make their money. But it's what they can do with that data and my pictures that is important.
  4. abysal

    abysal TS Booster Posts: 114   +40

    My work filters social networking. However google+ is not filtered as I just found out. Ha!
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Google+ is pretty pathetic but I have to agree with you, anything is better than FB.
  6. Nothing is better than g+ or fb.
  7. jtveg

    jtveg TS Rookie Posts: 24   +12

    So what is it precisely that you fear Facebook is going to do with your pictures and do you know of any instances of this occurring?

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