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Google Major Privacy Change 1st March


Most web users are still unaware about the major privacy change that Google will implement on 1st march 2012. This new change enables them to gather, store and use personal information about its users from all the various Google services.

The new policy, which has been criticised by privacy campaigners across the globe and some of whom have filed a complaint to U.S. regulators, comes growing privacy concerns regarding internet corporations and smart phone applications.

Cecilia Kang, of the Washington Post, described collation of vast tracts of information as a ‘massive cauldron of data.’

‘Privacy advocates say Google’s changes betray users who are not accustomed to having their information shared across different Web sites.’ she said.

‘A user of Gmail, for instance, may send messages about a private meeting with a colleague and may not want the location of that meeting to be thrown into Google’s massive cauldron of data or used for Google’s maps application.’

Technology site Gizmodo said that the change was the end of Google’s ‘don’t be evil motto’. The site’s Mat Honan wrote: ‘It means that things you could do in relative anonymity today, will be explicitly associated with your name, your face, your phone number.

The US Electronic Frontier Foundation (IFF) has an excellent guide to how you can counter the Google changes at

 IFF Counter Google Privacy Changes.

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