While posting a comment at a blog, a google popup appeared as I logged into my google account, requesting my phone number. Some mumbo jumbo about needing it for security reasons in case I "lose" my password or my account gets hijacked. Aaalrighty then, click the red x thingy. Buh-bye.
How about the google guys beef up their security a bit more instead.
Isn't google in the process of buying a cell phone company? The name escapes me.
So google is getting in the cell provider bidness, and wants my phone number...hmmmm.