Google’s New Privacy Policy Update

Posted: 30th January 2012 by blackhat in Google AdWords

For those of your with Google accounts, you would have received an email from Google last week explaining how they have changed their policy (or in our case hundreds of these dam emails!)

As much fun as it is reading Google’s Policy’s we thought we’d break it out for you to the stuff that is actually interesting, so here goes…

1. Google has announced major changes to its privacy policy that will allow it to track users’ activity across all of its various services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Search and Google+. The worst part? Users won’t be able to opt out of the new tracking system.

2. Android users will also be required to sign in with a Google account when they first activate their phones.

3. In a blog post detailing the changes, the company says it will now “treat you as a single user across all our products which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience.”

4. Google claims it will be transparent about how it uses customers’ data, and won’t share it with third parties unless required to by law.

5. The new policy goes into effect March 1st for anyone who uses a Google product

So basically, Google is becoming even more big brother like. It’s going to collect information about users across all platforms (and you cant get out of this unless you choose not to use Google) about your health, political opinions and financial concerns…its unbelievable! Google will know more about you than your family does.

As much as we love Google to pieces, do we really want these two to know more about us than our own families…

Larry and Sergei Vampires

No thanks! 

Our advice…set up your own online profiles that are pseudonyms of yourself, to try and limit the amount of real data Google has on you and be careful what you say on Gmail and other Google products…because they are watching you!

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