Originally Posted by JoshA
Nope Mr Google, you're not getting into my personal pictures. I ran into you when looking at a Sony TV device, so I passed on it. My Mr Google you're popping up everywhere, but I'll definitely avoid buying anything you have your spying eye into.
That may even mean I avoid buying certain cars or car models, if you are looking at me from them.
Having you spying on my Internet use, is more than enough of you!
That is a legitimate consideration, but it was not raised by the guy that I replied to, the one who insisted that anyone who was unwilling to pay 3 times as much for a device that did basically the same thing was a loser. That gets thrown around a lot around here, and the reason is rarely concerns over Google collecting, storing and sharing your data.
Incidentally, I am not going to get a Chromecast anyway. I was going to get an Apple TV, but its not supporting Amazon Prime is a dealbreaker for me, because Amazon is a big #2 for me to Netflix (and I would use it even more if they were to come out with a Netflix-like user interface). So I am far more likely to get the Amazon dongle it seems.