05/28/2010, 07:32 AM
if this should already have been covered somewhere, please point me in the right direction - since yesterday I've been unable to search the forum - all I get is..
"Server or file not found.
The address http://forums.precentral.net/search.php?do=process is currently unavailable."
-Long time Palm user, with a truly stand-alone Palm - never hotsynched, never used (or needed to use) Google Calendars, Outlook, and so on.
-When I set up my Pre, I acted hastily; there was one point at which a Palm Profile could be created, and my impression was that it HAD to be created, so I did.
-Since then the fact that my data go "somewhere", and especially the involvement of Google have been bothering me more and more; the latest Google scandal [for those who haven't heard about it: see the end of this message] which erupted in Germany a short while ago was the proverbial last drop; I want once again to be the only one with access to my data.
This gives rise to the following questions
-How do I sever all connections with Palm Profile / Google short of simply turning off my radio?
-If I manage to do so, will PreWare still work?
-Will there still be a way to buy Pre software?
-Any other problems that might arise from such a move?
Googles latest, as reported in a German news broadcast:
For their StreetView Google stated that they were going to search for public WiFi access points and incorporate the coordinates into their maps.
Later someone found that at the same time Google had also scanned the data streams created at those access points and saved all the email messages to their own computers; when challenged about this they claimed to have been completely unaware of those downloads and blamed a software bug for those downloads.
So, before I trust them with any data at all, I'll think about it not just twice - after all, who knows how many other "software bugs" there are in Google's software!
For further info in English, see BBC News - Google refuses to hand over German Street View data