This comes at a time when Mark Zuckerberg is speaking out in the name of privacy control, making it Facebook's top priority. (The Silicon Valley Gods must be crazy!) That said, it will take some deep data-digging to find out exactly how closely Google will be tracking your email, search and YouTubing habits, though the recent Carrier IQ controversy doesn't bode well for Google's lack of an opt-out option. But at least you can use a fake name on Google+, now.
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