briktal wrote on Nov 2, 2011, 10:39: And taking this back to your original statement, where do you draw the line of what matters and doesn't where you would agree to let some company gather all this information in order for you to access something. You say playing a game isn't important enough for you to hand over this info, so what is?
The line to be drawn is easy, where the functionality to provide the service stops. Companies do not need to do any of the things I mentioned to provide you with entertainment and they know full well that it's not an expected part of the contract and will piss people off, hence why its obscured in legalese.
You claimed the data is theoretically valueless so people shouldn't be upset but if the data had no value then the company wouldn't want to collect it. It doesn't need to make an impact on someones life for them to hold the perfectly valid opinion that the company has no right to it. I can't make it any clearer than that.