Monday, September 26, 2016

Why no, Tableau, I don't want you reading my mail.

I was excited about being able to use Tableau with my Google sheets' data. The ability to connect directly to them with Tableau 10 was really appealing.

My enthusiasm dissipated quickly when this showed up:

Really, Tableau?
You want to view my email address and basic profile info?

What possible reason could there be for needing this information to establish a connection to my Google sheets? I can't think of a single one.

Whose idea was this?

Frankly, the whole thing is offensive, and I'm very put out.