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Eww. Now go wash your hands.
Amazon MP3, Facebook, Twitter, and a number of Google branded apps are all preinstalled by Google on my Nexus One and are not removable. Each Android upgrade has brought more of these. Sure, it's not as bad as a carrier branded phone but Google is not exactly innocent either.
Yeah, but you need to factor in identity theft into the price as well.
Only if you're planning to give them your credit card information or to use a password on PSN that you use elsewhere. Neither of which is required nor recommended (IMHO). If you don't give them anything sensitive, then they have nothing that can be compromised.
You do realize you can get PSN without giving them your credit card info since it is free, right? Heck, even if you want to buy something you don't have to give them your CC info, just need to buy PSN cards at the store.
Not only that, you can buy PSN cards online from Amazon.com and download the codes immediately. So you don't even have to go to the store. (At least in the US. YMMV.)
How many hardware guys does it take to change a light bulb? "Well the diagnostics say it's fine buddy, so it's a software problem."