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Why you should sign the petition Editor's Notes #115
February 13, 2012
Hello,

This is a very different newsletter. I almost didn't send it. After all, in two days the next full issue is due, and I could have just added to it.

But this is too important.

For one thing, this is time sensitive, and I'm hoping you will spread the word and that those you contact will do the same. So every minute counts in a situation like this.

Below, I'm posting a link to an article with more information and an online petition to sign. Here's the short version for those who don't have time to read the whole article...

Google owns many applications and most people use at least some of them. Beginning March 1, 2012, Google will collect all the information from every aspect of Google that you use. The really bad part is that not only will Google use this, but Google will share it at least with governments. Right now, the only way to opt out is not to use Google products, including Google search (I've already switched to Bing.com), gmail (which I don't use myself because of concern for client privacy), Google+, Chrome (Google's browser), YouTube, etc.

Read the article that is under the tab About this Petition http://www.change.org/petitions/google-ask-fairly-about-our-privacy

Then pass this on using any means at your disposal (Facebook, email lists, Twitter, etc.) If you don't have time to write your own email, feel free to forward this one.

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