Google's new obsession with your photos
Sergey Brin says that Google wants to be the third half of your brain," [Pedro] Domingos says. "But now think about it: Do you really want the third half of your brain to make a living by showing you ads? I don't.
Leaving Google Apps for Fastmail
I recently began a process of re-evaluating the web services I use, the companies that provide them and an evaluation of where I store important data. I had used Google services extensively with Gmail handling my email, my contacts synced through Google contacts, calendars in Google calendar and documents in a Google Drive (I had used Google Reader extensively but switched to a Fever installation following Reader's demise).