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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 01:59 pm
And people wonder why I don't get a GMail account...

-- Des

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ferahga
ferahga
Girl of Impossible Dreams
Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)

Wow.
I've had nothing but love for and from my gmail account.
But it's like going to a restaurant.. dont f*** with the people that make your food :)


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)

See, to my mind, there is (or should be) a certain level of professionalism in this industry. I mean, I'm trusting people with my email, for $DEITY's sake. There's a lot of personal stuff that goes through there, and I consider it to be a breach of trust if my ISP suddenly decides they're going to exercise control over what I send and who I send it to.

I don't know if Google really is messing with that guy's GMail account or not. But I don't trust them enough to get my mail, and it's because I keep hearing stories like this one (or because Google themselves decide to be childish and, say, stop talking to CNet for a few months)...

Suppose you were having a phone conversation with one of your friends about ... I dunno ... how great John Kerry is. Would you really want the phone company hearing that and then deciding they were just going to cut off any calls you made to Kerry supporters? I know I would be screaming my head off if they tried to pull that kind of stunt, and I don't see why Google should be any different.


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ferahga
ferahga
Girl of Impossible Dreams
Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)

Hard to know how much they're doing and how much of it is really out of spite or revenge. I agree that Google's conduct should be more professional than what this man has indicated it has been. But if your ISP jumps in and decides to put some kind of death grip on your stuff, it doesnt matter who has your email account, whether it's google or yahoo or billyjoebob.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Fri, Oct. 7th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)

True, true. But since I host my own email, I'm not too terribly worried about me putting a deathgrip on my stuff... ;)

And my ISP (the one that connects me to the net, not the one that provides my email ;P) has so far conducted itself ethically, so ... ::shrug::


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rjoseph
Ryan Joseph
Fri, Oct. 7th, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)

I too use GMail religiously (and love it), and while I can possibly see them doing something like this, I also have learned from experience that many of the posts to the IP list tend to be fairly sensationalized. Take it all with a grain of salt, I suppose is the lesson to be learned. And every single person I know who uses GMail on a regular basis has had nothing but fantastic things to say about it, so I wouldn't let this single incident discourage you from at least taking a look at it.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Fri, Oct. 7th, 2005 06:06 am (UTC)

Nope, IP isn't my only source and that isn't my only reason. There was the whole Google-not-talking to CNet thing, then there's the amount of data they collect on user searches, then there's the way they've handled privacy policies ...

All of these things make me question their ethics.


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