There is no denying that I’m an Apple Fanboy. But I’m not the extreme kind that get every release of their products thou 🙂
When it comes to privacy, the note is straight forward. I trust Apple. Although the experience might be less intriguing. For example: Google now is much better than Siri in my opinion
Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products. We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. We don’t “monetize” the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you. Our software and services are designed to make our devices better. Plain and simple.
Via Privacy – Apple
Also example is Google Photos. When it was released, I love it. Unlimited photo storage at a reduce resolution, it works for me since most of the photos I will be viewing will be on the desktop or mobile. Last month, I went to Japan for a work trip and I took lots of photos. These photos were all uploaded to Google photos and I feel “safe” because it was like being “backup”. There is this assistant feature within Google photos that informs you that the photos were uploaded and it will also generate animations, stories from the photos.
The stories created from the photos were the crazy ones. It was able to stitch together the timeline, the place I visited and the best of photos together perfectly. It’s like Google Photo was with us during the trip. It’s interesting but also very scary at the same time. But exactly because of this, I decided to pay for iCloud storage 200Gb to store my photos. I’m not comfortable having Google ocr my photos. It’s the kind of “this is an evil Corp feeling from Mr Robot”. I don’t think we can prevent it because Google is offering the service for free and it’s hard to convince people not use a free service.