Once upon a time Google was a company I was proud to tell my friends and family would NEVER abuse privacy or use it to invasive ends. I was proud to point to "Don't be evil" and their 2009 statements about total commitment to "being who you want to be". I was so very proud to associate myself with and bear Google's name, tag, and image as something I truly felt beneficial and important and special.
As it stands, what Google is doing under cover of "convenience" is the worst kind of duplicitous and invasive violation of trust imaginable, all of which is occurring with candy coated marketing that keeps the user as ignorant and in the dark as possible.
Voice recordings by Tony Baldwin:
Notes: These recordings were made in my office, not a professional studio, using a cheap microphone plugged into my soundcard.
All software used to make these recordings was Free Open Source Software.
I used Audacity to record and export files to .wav and .ogg, and ffmpeg to create mp3 files.
The computer used runs Debian Gnu/Linux (stable/lenny).
To hear music I've recorded in similar fashion (I play guitar and sing): click here.