than Google, but they have always been upfront about it from Day One.
I never went back to Yahoo!, except once to join a group which has never been all that active. If I had realized that it was a Yahoo! group before I sought out the group, I would not have bothered.
Google started out with a policy that actually did express respect for privacy, and I quoted from it in a post on this blog at the time, although I cannot recall the specific article.
Reading the same page relatively recently, well, they were no longer so definitive and the link for the "Opt Out" button was broken.
Be that as it may, Google just doesn't have much, if any, credibility left with regard to whether they respect anyone's privacy. That much is clear from reading the posts here and on the other article about Google Chrome (http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=3738&tag=content;leftCol).
Facebook has become another giant which is facing its own day of reckoning. I have closed my Facebook account simply because all of the measures that I had to take to safeguard my privacy kept changing, and not for the better. Using them consumed so much time and energy, both to discover and to use, that the benefits that I received from having and using the account to "socialize" just were not worth it.
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