1. RavenSword's Avatar
    Let's take android out of the equation for a second and discuss google as a company. Chances are many apple users are also google users. Chances are you use google search, google maps, drive, gmail, google plus, or whatever. So , do we find that google, the company, is "creepy"?

    I'm quoting creepy because I've noticed this word being tied with google and it's being used to describe the company by people like Jim dalrimple and some others. (Honestly, I'm beginning to find him more and more hard to listen to lately , but this in particular irks me)

    Why would we consider google creepy? As far as I can tell, there entire business model is to collect and a frigate the entire worlds knowledge and make it accessible to all. The company has done great things for the world, just as apple has and other company's have. They give us maps, all the knowledge we could ever want or need in google search , global information with google earth, storage of our thing with g drive, and probably the best email service out there. Far as I can tell, it's a company who's existence and creation is to improve our lives.

    But people get all spooked when *gasp* they serve ads because they, as a company , need money to continue to function. And they do the smart thing and use the data they collect to offer ads for items we may actually use or want given our past searches. I'd rather have that then the grab bag we get with other advertisements on other websites.

    Yes , I fully recognize that google having that much knowledge and info is spooky, but they have done nothing to indicate they will abuse that power. And I think people are just being paranoid.

    Anyway , rant done. I'm very curious what other apple users think of google the company.
    blackmagicwoman likes this.
    03-24-2014 02:45 AM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I like Google Services, I have always thought that the best android phone on the market is a iPhone.
    mumfoau and kataran like this.
    03-24-2014 03:12 AM
  3. RavenSword's Avatar
    I like Google Services, I have always thought that the best android phone on the market is a iPhone.
    I've heard this said before. Why, out of curiosity? I find chrome not as good on iOS as I do on android, play music app dosent seem as fleshed out on ios, and gmail on android doesn't seem to have as much features as they do on android.
    03-24-2014 03:20 AM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Creepy? No.

    Deeply reaching? Absolutely. They have their hand in pretty much everything you do online.
    03-24-2014 08:49 AM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    When Google showed off Google Now at Google IO in 2012, i was a little creeped out with how it gave suggestions for things based on your searches. Just something that comes with the territory of using Google. That's the only thing I found a little "creepy."
    Kashan Osama likes this.
    03-24-2014 03:23 PM
  6. koerk's Avatar
    Don't know if creepy is the right word for it but in the recent years I got increasingly aware of how google works. Ten years ago I didn't think about data privacy in Gmail etc.
    snowden, prism and my own thinking about how Google makes money make me want to turn my back on them which is not easy. I tried to avoid google search and used duckduckgo. The results weren't near as good as under google. You cannot really use YouTube without Google account and so on.

    I recommend a movie called "terms and conditions may apply"!

    I also watched several documentaries about Google and their future plans and these plans ARE creepy in my opinion. Looking at the past 10 years, I sometimes fear what the next 10 or 20 years might bring.
    tbarker2 likes this.
    03-24-2014 03:47 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Creepy? No.

    Deeply reaching? Absolutely. They have their hand in pretty much everything you do online.
    Yep. That about sums up my thoughts about Google...
    iOS Gravity likes this.
    03-24-2014 04:30 PM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    Creepy? No.

    Deeply reaching? Absolutely. They have their hand in pretty much everything you do online.
    So true,
    03-24-2014 04:33 PM
  9. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I've been thinking of switching to Microsoft, but I use too many of Google's services. I also need it for my Android Tablet since I've sold my iPad Mini.
    03-24-2014 05:01 PM
  10. kataran's Avatar
    I use google apps if they want me bad enough they know where to find me 😋


    iMore Ambassador -iPhone 5s
    03-24-2014 06:04 PM
  11. phreddyl's Avatar
    I use google apps if they want me bad enough they know where to find me 😋


    iMore Ambassador -iPhone 5s
    So does the NSA lol
    kataran likes this.
    03-24-2014 07:30 PM
  12. Speedygi's Avatar
    To be honest I find people who run those bondage websites or porn sites and stuff, plus mailing lists for introducing their videos and whatnot, to be the most creepy. Not Google.
    03-24-2014 08:05 PM
  13. RavenSword's Avatar
    I've been thinking of switching to Microsoft, but I use too many of Google's services. I also need it for my Android Tablet since I've sold my iPad Mini.
    Why we're you thinking of switching to Microsoft? Are there services even as good as googles?
    03-24-2014 08:06 PM
  14. RavenSword's Avatar
    To be honest I find people who run those bondage websites or porn sites and stuff, plus mailing lists for introducing their videos and whatnot, to be the most creepy. Not Google.
    Ha ha.
    03-24-2014 08:10 PM
  15. jclisenby's Avatar
    No. I love Google.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-24-2014 08:29 PM
  16. Speedygi's Avatar
    And to have Google provide links and thus information at anyone's demand at anytime, I don't begrudge any of that, even if they are a tad bit creepy.
    03-24-2014 08:37 PM
  17. joemd60's Avatar
    I use a lot of Googles services, and they serve me well.
    So I have no problems with them.
    However, their functionality on IOS could use some improvement.
    03-24-2014 08:40 PM
  18. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I use google services all the time. Sometimes I do get freaked out at how good google now is at knowing what I am interested in or where I am going. I find most of it useful though so I don't complain.


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    03-24-2014 08:43 PM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I swear, I feel like one day there will be some lawsuit against Google because someone got caught cheating on his wife somehow because of Google Now. Something like the guy who got caught cheating on his wife when a red light camera took a picture of his mistress in the passenger seat.
    03-24-2014 09:01 PM
  20. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I swear, I feel like one day there will be some lawsuit against Google because someone got caught cheating on his wife somehow because of Google Now. Something like the guy who got caught cheating on his wife when a red light camera took a picture of his mistress in the passenger seat.
    Speaking of getting caught cheatingapparently some of the activity trackers that also do heart rate can create pretty accurate profiles of what activity you were doing when and apparently sex looks a lot different than other exercise. So if you have the login to the website to see a spouse's activity data it is readily apparent when they were having sex.

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/05/how...al-infidelity/
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    03-24-2014 09:15 PM
  21. dc9super80's Avatar
    As Seven of Nine on Star Trek would say, its irrelevant for me anyway. I am in deep with Google and they offer great services. I have tried to change but I cant. Google Search is unparalleled and I say this after doing a 2 month Bing challenge. (YUCK). So I use Google Search, Gmail, Google Calendar, Contacts, Drive (sometimes I use OneDrive but not as much lately). And Google is almost the only one that ensures almost everything works fine on iOS and MacOSX. MSFT, not so much (cant sync my contacts and calendars on OSX). Creepy? Maybe but thats irrelevant. I need them.
    joemd60 likes this.
    03-25-2014 12:43 PM
  22. phonejunky's Avatar
    Creepy of course not. How would this subject even come up. People use Google because it's in everything you do from search to maps. Google powers a lot of things concerning the internet.
    03-25-2014 02:18 PM
  23. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Google should run the NSA ...
    Speedygi likes this.
    03-25-2014 03:22 PM
  24. johnny football hero's Avatar
    Has anyone seen the Terminator films? Google and IBM's supercomputer Watson will become SkyNet. A learning computer (Watson) that is tied into everything (Google) becomes fully self-aware (SkyNet). The controversial use of drones today is realized in the Terminator film with the use of HK-Drone. Google has purchased Boston Dynamics (CyberDyne Systems) who has produced the most humanlike robot called "Petman" (Terminator).

    Yes. Google is creepy. hahahaha
    03-25-2014 08:57 PM
  25. natasftw's Avatar
    Let's take android out of the equation for a second and discuss google as a company. Chances are many apple users are also google users. Chances are you use google search, google maps, drive, gmail, google plus, or whatever. So , do we find that google, the company, is "creepy"?

    I'm quoting creepy because I've noticed this word being tied with google and it's being used to describe the company by people like Jim dalrimple and some others. (Honestly, I'm beginning to find him more and more hard to listen to lately , but this in particular irks me)

    Why would we consider google creepy? As far as I can tell, there entire business model is to collect and a frigate the entire worlds knowledge and make it accessible to all. The company has done great things for the world, just as apple has and other company's have. They give us maps, all the knowledge we could ever want or need in google search , global information with google earth, storage of our thing with g drive, and probably the best email service out there. Far as I can tell, it's a company who's existence and creation is to improve our lives.

    But people get all spooked when *gasp* they serve ads because they, as a company , need money to continue to function. And they do the smart thing and use the data they collect to offer ads for items we may actually use or want given our past searches. I'd rather have that then the grab bag we get with other advertisements on other websites.

    Yes , I fully recognize that google having that much knowledge and info is spooky, but they have done nothing to indicate they will abuse that power. And I think people are just being paranoid.

    Anyway , rant done. I'm very curious what other apple users think of google the company.
    I'm curious. Do you approve of the NSA program that was a tad bit controversial?

    As the NSA acquired information from corporations, including both Google and Apple, it's interesting to me that some are alright with Google but are upset with the NSA. After all, people willingly give away the information so that Google can monetize your information. If the NSA's actions are "creepy," wouldn't monetizing your information be just as creepy? If Google isn't creepy, why would anyone worry about the NSA?
    viewfly likes this.
    03-25-2014 10:13 PM
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