Cutter wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 23:28: I'm not a cry baby, and no, Google isn't fine. Free or not. And if they're spying on you to make money it's not really free is it?
Spying? Please. The fact that Google is very open about its vacuum-up-all-the-data policies means it isn't spying. You're free to avoid the use of Google and Google-related products. It's not like they are the NSA. They've always been open about their data policies. We've known since forever what their business model is.
The offer a massive number of free services. The price you pay is sacrificing some privacy. That price is obvious and available for anyone with functioning neurons to see.
If you don't like the price, don't use their services.
At the end of the day though, you might as well just move your ass into the woods and turn off the electricity Cutter, because one of those evil entities called "businesses" is probably benefitting in some way from your presence on the Internet.