“Generally, things are not looking great with Google. I think that people have given Google a lot and with that they’ve trusted [Google] will do the right thing, that they will focus on the user and that their won’t be any surprises,” Marlinspike told IT Pro. “That’s turning out to not be true. They’re not really holding up their end of the bargain there.

“Now they’re saying you have until this time to change your mind, but it’s not about just opting in to providing data, it’s opting in in terms of connecting your life to a network that is controlled by Google.

“It’s difficult to now transition out of that. They were able to build that network through that trust and I feel like it’s not exactly fair for them to change the rules.”

~Moxie Marlinspike, January 26, 2012