I do have privacy concerns regarding Google. That's why I signed up on
www.avaje.org and not there.
From my experience, Google is rather known for doing more data mining and
analysis than for less, and though I don't have as much time as I'd wish to
investigate those issues, from what I can gather I'm inclined to rather not
That's why I don't store my mail, docs, or anything else on Google. I think
they're fine as a search engine, but not for my communication.
I think a login there would only allow them to connect my communication with my
search requests. I see all their activities in that light, even setting up
their public DNS servers: Collecting information, information, information....
(insert laughter from the 60's series "The Prisoner" here ;)
Bottom line: They're quite too big-brotheresque to me. I don't want my
government to spy on me, I don't want any private company to do it either
- both for the same reasons.