That document doesn't change the way Google shares personal data with third parties, according to PC Mag. Nor does it change the type of data the company collects. It only changes the way Google shares your personal data with you.
Privacy advocates are still concerned because consumers will have no way to opt out.
When a user is signed-in, search results will reflect his RSS feeds and Google+ preferences. Ads will reflect items in Google Calendar and YouTube views.
Everything a user does on the Google platform will be more personalized, and in turn, Google can sell more targeted ads.
From a business perspective, this could prove to be a very lucrative move. But on the privacy front, some are questioning whether Google has gone too by making it impossible for users to opt out.
For some, data integration will improve the user experience. For others, it will seem a bit creepy. But shouldn't users be able to decide for themselves? And is Google obligated to let them?
- What Google's privacy changes will mean for you (Digital Trends)
- FTC, Facebook Reach Privacy Settlement (FindLaw's Decided)
- Is Homeland Security Watching You Online? (FindLaw's Technologist)
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