I would - not for me but for an older, tech-noob person - like to set up Google Calendar for the sole purpose of syncing his mobile phone with his Thunderbird/Lightning.
Since I have never used (most of) Google's personalized apps myself, I want to make sure to lock down all privacy setting of Google calendar. (btw. are there any encryption settings?)
Is there anything special I need to check -- what about the concern that "Google will read my calendar"?
(Precautionary note: This is 2011. Please no links that are a few years old!)