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Old January 22nd, 2013, 02:56 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by botsareafterus View Post
All good points. But not directly relevant, because there is no good reason for Google to design Android so that I must make available to it my contacts list.
Incorrect. If Android couldn't access my contacts list I couldn't sync it across all three of my devices. If I didn't want that to happen then unchecking the options in Accounts & Sync/Google would stop it.

I had assumed that in an open source system there would be choice.
There is a choice - disable all the sync options within Android. Heck, you don't even HAVE to create a Google account if you don't wish to... that can be skipped during setup.

Instead, people are sitting here complacently handing Google all the information it wants in exchange for a toy. I still can't believe it.
Please be more circumspect with your language. You seem to be suggesting that the many members here with several years of experience using Android are not capable of making educated decisions for themselves.
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