The observation is redundant, yes. And if you like the idea of your personal profile pic being used in ads, this may mean nothing to you.
While WA DC is burning down the barn here's a little light reading on Googles plan for Google+ and Facebook removing privacy features. Again.
Facebook Is Making It Impossible To Hide In Search
The retaliation begins: Google profiles get Schmidt-faced | Technically Incorrect - CNET News
“you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy
Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.
Google gave me the option to opt out. Not sure if it means anything to me because I don't facebook. But I filled out the form.
What I do know is that I'm going to be very careful about reviewing a product from now on.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine