Google to include personal Gmail in search results.

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by EncryptedBytes, Aug 9, 2012.

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  1. EncryptedBytes

    EncryptedBytes Registered Member

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  2. m00nbl00d

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    I've been without a Gmail account for a couple months now. Having them wanting to know my phone number, if I want to create a new account, was the cherry on top of the cake... and, I don't like cherries that much. :isay:
     
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    There are websites that exist which can provide you with throwaway virtual phone numbers. You receive the call or sms text via audio clip/text in an email format. Now that would negate any two factor auth if you wanted to use such a feature.
     
  4. m00nbl00d

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    Hmmm... Giving unknown third-parties access to one of the authentication tokens? More quickly I'd fool some relative of mine to let me give their phone number away, and force him/her to sign a legal contract. :eek:

    Thank you, but no thank you.

    By the way, does anyone happen to know if someone sends a Gmail invitation, the authentication is still mandatory?
    Anyway, I wonder why Google doesn't give the user the option to decide whether or not to use the two-factor authentication when they first create an account.

    It's all about choices, and they're not giving it. Well, I won't die for not having a Gmail account. It's one less piece of info Google gets from me. They actually get none now.
     
  5. iScream

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    I'm never logged on when using Google (startpage.com ftw, but sometimes Google gives better results), but still, might be the time to abandon Google ship.
    Facebook already ticked D:
     
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