But … I told you so.
But also because I personally consider it quite foolish to dump your information — personal or otherwise — into the hands of a corporation.
And now we have the lovely scenario where a major government is sifting through data (you can call it “metadata” if it helps you rationalize) — apparently not because someone did something wrong, but because apparently it can do so, unhindered.
I don’t need to repeat the details, mostly because I’d probably get the information wrong. I do feel the need to gloat though. I did tell you so.
And people ask me why I don’t use Facebook. … 😈
It’s true, if you’ve e-mailed me, you know I use GMail for correspondence here, and Google is among the guilty.
But I’ve known since 2007 or earlier that Google was pulling data from my e-mails and using it for their own nefarious plots.
The sad part is that we feel it’s necessary at all. 😦