Contacts stored at Google?

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  1. felis silvestris

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    I'm at work and very busy right now. I had a colleague call my cell and I quickly tried to store his number on my phone, however I appears that his contact information is also on Google. This is a privacy issue for me as I DO NOT WANT MY INFORMATION ON GOOGLE!

    My question is this: How do I store contact information ONLY on the phone?


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    Go into settings, Accounts & sync, Click on your account below Manage accounts, and un-check Sync Contacts.
     
  3. felis silvestris

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    Okay, good. Now for the next question.

    When I bought the phone they did some type of electronic transfer that put EVERY contact I've accumulated for 10 years onto Google WITHOUT my knowledge. I JUST discovered that my information was compromised TODAY, by accident.

    So, the second question is this: How do I undo the mess? (remove ALL information currently on Google).

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    Turn of the sync, as above. Then go to contacts.google.com and you can delete everything there (you will need to login with your Google account).
     
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    I don't quite understand why people who don't want to use google buy a "Google Experience" phone. In any case, you can get rid of everything on google by following the information here
     
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    Uhm. Your information is not "compromised." That information is in your online account protected by your own password and a GMail privacy policy. If you want to throw the whole corporate conspiracy thing out there, well, yeah, this cloud computing thing is going to blow right over your house.
     
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    Quoted For Truth
     
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    This thread is one big lol. He's very busy at work, but has time to hop on a forum and post inane privacy issues.
     
  9. felis silvestris

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    Seems unreasonable to equate "Google Experience" into meaning my personal address book suddenly gets transferred to Google. It's just a cell phone.
     
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    Do you use email? If so, your information and other's contact info is stored on the email hosts site. How is this different in any way?
     
  11. sillyrabbitt123

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    I kind of know what he means. you should be able to sync with the computer and not the gmail account for contacts. it should give you a choice from the getgo its sort of like the entire buzz fiasco. imho.

    tongue in cheek but i have turned my will and life over to google already so i am cool with syncing but for others who havent submitted yet i understand... lol
     
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  12. felis silvestris

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    Yes, that's my point. It would have been nice to have known at the time I bought my phone that ALL my contact info would end up at Google. At least I have the option to change this, but the default setting was just plan rude.

    Anyway, I think this thread has gone beyond usefulness since I know how to prevent Google from getting my contact info.

    Many thanks for your help.
     
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