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14 Feb 2011   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Query

Have searched for a thread but cannot find one close so....

Have just got IE9 RC on and tonight Google is telling me I cannot access Youtube without having a Google account.

Is this a genuine ask?/ as I feel that if it is that Google is taking a damn liberty - is there a way around it? and if not an alternative as I have been watching a lot of PC build vids on YT and now have to do this!!

Am really extremely angry at this action they deem to be necessary and I see just another way of Google tracking us!! Am seriously thinking of going Bing or Firebird at least I can avoid this meglomaniacal search engine from world domination!!!


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14 Feb 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I have ie9 rc here and I can watch youtube vids without logging into my gmail account.
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14 Feb 2011   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Query Bill2

Hello Bill so what I can see you have a Google account already? As that is something I din't want to have to set up as I see it as an invasion of my choice of sites I can go to without "asking" permission, like we did when we were younger and asked Mum or Dad if we could go out to play.

Plus being a little on the paranoid side I am pretty damn angry that Google has done this as a possible way of tracking what one does. Seems to me that hey want to own and control everything and I just plain don't like it one bit.
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14 Feb 2011   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Forgot

Bil this is what I am getting when I try to get onto YT.
First is using 32bit RC and second is 64bit RC.


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14 Feb 2011   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You do know Google owns Youtube, right?

There's also this -

Google increases security with two-step sign-in verification
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14 Feb 2011   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I just signed in to You Tube as usual. I have no Google account. I'm not sure what a Google account is.

Ah, I have Chrome as my back up browser maybe that is why.

Very strange occurence though.

Mike
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14 Feb 2011   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Hmmmmm

Well I have just done something perhaps a little errrr well better not give too many details away but am back on YT with another "account"!!
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23 Feb 2011   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

https://www.google.com/support/youtu...answer=1120835

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Quote:
Now, we’re gradually asking all remaining users still using the older YouTube account system (pre-May 2009) to link a Google Account to their YouTube username. This is required in order to continue using your YouTube username.
Quote:
Why are you requiring older YouTube Accounts to link to a Google Account?

Here are the main reasons:
  • Improved account security. The Google Account system is robust and will help reduce spam across the site; users will get a slew of security and safety features that Google has spent the past decade developing.
  • A single account system. This may not mean much to anyone outside of the YouTube engineering team, but behind the scenes it’s extremely complicated to support two different account systems.
    Having all users on the same account system not only simplifies matters, but more importantly, it makes it much easier to use Google technologies to keep the site running smoothly (over two billion views a day and counting), as well as introduce new functionality for the YouTube Community.
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