Privacy is important. So is understanding how companies handle your private data.
There's been a bit of discussion (and a lot of FUD) about Google and your personal, private data lately. Phil did a great job here talking about the opinions you might be hearing, the reasons why they may have been formed, and most importantly, things to consider to make up your own mind. You should read it.
When you're finished reading, answer the poll and let's have a sane discussion in the comments.