Thanks for posting that article.
I find it scary how many people give their info to big companies like Google, Facebook etc. Did you know that Facebook updated their TOS from time to time, making it a lot longer than the previous versions, a lot harder to understand etc. and at the same time reducing the standard privacy settings, so even more people could have access to your personal data without even having to have an account?
Did you know that Google streetview is using a software to blur out faces of people but that it isn't failproof? A man was photographed lying on the streets, drunken and his face wasn't blurred out, while that of a horse was! Now his picture is all over the internet and people are making fun of him.
Be careful with companies that are trying to build up a monopoly where ever they go. Don't just fall over a new app because it's free. There is a reason why Google always gives away lots of free and seemingly valuable stuff. Just to get your data.
Originally Posted by hyips
I want to remove my personal information, my mailbox get many spam mail now. But will it remove all the page index in google? I am afraid if it will remove most of my backlinks.
If you have your email only on your contact page, f.e., then put a "noindex" tag on the page so only that page will be deindexed (and this will not affect your backlinks, though they will pointing to a non-indexed page, so it would be advisable to 301 them to your other pages if possible).
Alternatively, just obfuscate your email address or use a contact form. With obfuscating I mean make it look something like yourname [AT] domain [d0t] c0m.
That looks quite unprofessional though, so using a contact form with some captcha might be your best bet.