I spent last week moving my wroolie.co.uk domain over to Google Apps. I read about moving your “life into the cloud” in a Scott Hanselman post a few weeks ago and wanted to give it a try.
This is a great feature which will allow me to host all of my email, documents, calendar, etc for my business domain from the gMail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar application. I’m really impressed with how well it works and was planning on moving the really important Overpass.co.uk domain information over based on that success.
But then Click Online on BBC News did a story this weekend about why Google is storing so much information about us. I’ve always known about Google and privacy issues, but chose to ignore it. You can read the article here.
Then I also found “Master Plan”, a short movie about Google which lasts only a few minutes. It speculates about the deeper motives behind Google’s give away. Look at the Master Plan here: http://masterplanthemovie.com/.
I love the Google Apps functionality and would really like to have my email available to me wherever I go, but now I wonder: Is it worth it to give Google all my information?