TechStop

Jan 31 2012   7:11PM GMT

Google Change Privacy Policy

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, Google recently changed their privacy policy. The changes where pretty widespread. It seems that the looming FaceBook IPO is putting Google on the defensive at least in the short term. Based on the changes that they have made it looks like they are consolidating all of their resources into one pool of data about you. This will allow for the cross-solution sharing of information. For example, Google+ now shows up in your Gmail whether you want it to or not.

That could be good because now all of your information is immediately more accessible but that is also likely the issue with it. Having all of your data immediately be highly available creates another problem that some people don’t want. Do you necessarily want all of your Google+ friends to see you online while you are checking your email or have your searches customized to you? Probably not for most of us.

Until next time,
TechStop(JW)

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