Evil: Google accounts mandatory at Orkut.

When trying to log into Orkut today, I was prompted to link Orkut to my Google account. In practical terms, this means that Google moves even closer to linking search history, e-mail, chat, and social networking information to each other. Reading …

When trying to log into Orkut today, I was prompted to link Orkut to my Google account. In practical terms, this means that Google moves even closer to linking search history, e-mail, chat, and social networking information to each other. Reading their privacy policy and FAQ, I’m irritated by not seeing a straight answer about whether or not that linkage is actually done. I’m also irritated by the “this is good for you, so we won’t give you a choice about it” attitude of the change.I’m tempted to delete my Orkut and Gmail accounts.