Hey, guys. I don’t know how do you think about with the G+’ app on the Android platform. Because I was a bored fool. I installed the G+ app into my mobile phone and got hurt from it…
Sorry for my bad English. I’m not good at English writing. I hope you will understand me.
Here’s my story, bla bla bla …
As you know, in China, lots of websites were blocked by the GFW. This websites are including twitter, facebook or someother famous SNS websites. But G+ could be visited sometimes. Lucky!
I’m a programmer that interested in golang. Yeah, of course, Google’s golang. Most of Go-Authors are using G+. I added them to my circle. It’s cool, isn’t it? I can get a lot of information about golang form Go-Authors and the others who is also interested in golang.
So I installed the G+ in my Android mobile phone (Yeah, Google’s Android again. But I was never say that I’m a Google fan or in Chinese “谷粉”, isn’t it?).
The nightmare stated from here…
When I installed the G+, it ask me “1. Wifi 2. Wifi+3G 3. Never(or something else…I can remember)”. I selected Wifi+3G without thinking twice. My mobile pay package has 300 MB every month for free. It never run out, not mention run over. I DO NOT understand this three options what is at that time. And there is no more explanation or warning for me.
The 1st day passed, nothing happened. The next day, 3rd day, as usual.
This morning, I found that my mobile was out of power. Strange! I rushed to the phone fully charged. And I found that I was already out of 300MB 3G flow. And there are 51.3 MB more I must pay for it. Fortunately, It only worth $1, not too expensive, isn’t it?
The WORST thing is that: G+ app searched all my mobile and ext-sdcard, got all my personal photos stored in mobile, and uploaded them onto the Internet without my permission. Then I noticed that the uploading option is selected by default, no warning, no alert, no confirm. Then the G+ app tell me that I could share this online photos to my friends, friendly. Ja! friendly this time!
I DO NOT want to share this photos. I DO NOT want to upload this photos onto Internet. If I would, I would do it by myself, manually!
I tell you guys my story, just want to remind you, be careful to your privacy, be careful to use Google’s products. They’ve already changed the privacy licence.
Here are some proposals to Google:
I’ve already uninstalled the G+ app from my mobile. I know you guys never mind losing a customer, especially this customer are living in China.
But I would to say:
I hope you guys will respect the user. DO NOT let the personal information upload automatically.
Eg. As in G+ app, will you plz let the upload option unselected by default. And let the user choose which photos will be uploaded. If I want to share I would do it by myself, manually.
Living in China, being monitored by BIG BROTHER everyday. It’s enough for me!
I don’t want to be watching by you, GOOGLE!
—————- LAST BUT ONE EDIT —————-
Somebody said this post is no relevance to G+ and the tech world. I must say:
Most people will hurt themselves with careless(like me, a big fool).
Why our productions do not protect user far away from those bad things?
Why we only think about HOW MANY USERS, HOW MANY FEATURES, HOW MANY MONEY…
But don’t care about some features would take hurt to our users.
The 300MB is not important. Most of the photos are about cats and dogs.
BUT How do we treat user? IS THE REALLY THING.
We should think over it, again and again!
—————- LAST EDIT —————-
I SAID AGAIN: THIS IS MY FAULT!
There is no need you guys remind me again and again.
In a words:”蠢人很多，对别人好点，自己也聪明不到哪儿去！”