this video is private

I have just tried to (re)view a youtube video I last looked at a couple of weeks ago from a link that a friend sent me in an email. On clicking the link I got the message: “This video is private. If the owner of this video has granted you access, please log in.” On clicking the link, I was taken to a google sign in page.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at that. After all, the new google privacy policy, which covers all of its “services”, is now in place. But I must admit it did piss me off more than a little. What next? Must I sign in to watch pingu with my grandson?

No google, I won’t sign in just to view a youtube video. But walling off bits of the ‘net may yet be your downfall.

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