online privacy

Digital Life
10:09 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Protecting your privacy amid Google policy changes

A sign for Google is displayed behind the Google android robot, at the National Retail Federation, in New York. Google is planning to roll out a new privacy policy on March 1.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Wed February 29, 2012 9:00 am

Many Google users are nervous about the tech giant's changes to its privacy policy, set to take effect on Thursday.

Google has already been collecting bits of personal information from its various services, but soon it will combine it all to produce more targeted ads.

So let's say you are signed into Gmail and you decide to watch a video on YouTube. And then you also check out your friend's vacation photos on Picasa. Well, Google will now combine all of that data to create a single, fuller portrait of you for advertisers.

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Digital Life
4:39 pm
Sun January 29, 2012

Can capitalism keep Google from becoming evil?

A sign for Google is displayed behind the Google android robot, at the National Retail Federation, in New York. The announced changes to Google's privacy policy has drawn both positive and negative attention.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Sun January 29, 2012 2:28 pm

Let's start with a quick Google experiment.

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