Google Answers Over The ‘Privacy Policy Changes’ – Turning Its 60 Product Policies Into One Big Policy

Posted on Jan 27 2012 - 5:37pm by Editorial Staff

Following the search engine giant, Google decision to change its 60 different product policies into one single “big” policy, results into a series of storms of questions including the group of House Energy and Commerce members raised their voice on the issue. Google through its blog post, tried to wind-up those questions and trying to clean up some of the misconceptions that are taking place in and around about privacy policies.

Here are the answers of Google:

  • You still have choice and control. You don’t need to log in to use many of our services, including Search, Maps and YouTube. If you are logged in, you can still edit or turn off your Search history, switch Gmail chat to “off the record,” control the way Google tailors ads to your interests, use Incognito mode on Chrome, or use any of the other privacy tools we offer.
  • We’re not collecting more data about you. Our new policy simply makes it clear that we use data to refine and improve your experience on Google — whichever products or services you use. This is something we have already been doing for a long time.
  • We’re making things simpler and we’re trying to be upfront about it. Period.
  • You can use as much or as little of Google as you want. For example, you can have a Google Account and choose to use Gmail, but not use Google+. Or you could keep your data separate with different accounts — for example, one for YouTube and another for Gmail.

The answer or what Google called it as – but the speculations all around are taking a huge high – certainly with its ongoing war with Twitter over on its product Search Plus Your World – where it aims to target the results for and to its own social network Google+ and now with this addition – add-on of sixty policies into one – really the company thinking a lot of future in advance – but we will get to know soon over on this, what its final take on this.

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