Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jan 2012 22:45 UTC
Google Google has updated its privacy policy - in fact, it has consolidated a mess of over 70 different privacy policies each covering an individual service into one, simpler policy. You'll now be treated as a single account, and data will be shared between Google services to make search results and ads more personalised (I assumed they already did that - makes sense).
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On privacy and sharing
by WorknMan on Thu 26th Jan 2012 00:26 UTC
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One thing that everyone needs to realize is that, if you put something online, it WILL be shared. Just like the content industry hasn't figured out that piracy can never be stopped, your personal info will be passed around just as the latest Snoop Dogg album is, and no law is going to change it.

The internet makes it possible to share information, and doesn't give anybody the ability to decide what gets shared and what doesn't. This is good sometimes, but also bad sometimes. Love it or hate it though, it is what it is. Moral to the story - if you don't want it shared with anybody, don't put it online. If you only want it shared with certain people, you BETTER make sure it is encrypted, and hope that those few people you decide to share it with won't pass it around.

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