Reply To: Poll 4 May 13 – Do you use Google Now?
We have some control over how much info is collected. For example with Google, they can collect my individual queries but it won’t do them much good unless they have a way to link them. They could use my IP address but they won’t because it changes from time to time and I could move locations, etc. They could tie them together using a cookie except I’m blocking cookies from Google and other sites engaged in profiling web users. Actually for most of them I’m blocking the entire site at the DNS level. But I don’t think it has to be all or nothing. I’ve choosen a point on the scale with a comfortable balance between privacy and service. To each his own.