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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RE[2]: Logical ?
by ndrw on Fri 27th Jan 2012 06:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Logical ?"
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Sure they will do that. Information is their most valuable asset and the only source of their revenue.

There is a big difference between Google and Facebook (although quickly diminishing) - the scale. Building a complete picture of you is where the spread of the network matters a lot and Google is ahead of everyone in this regard.

Sure, your bank, your employer/school, Facebook, your network provider all can have more information than every single of Google services alone but this information is focused on a single (or few) topic(s). Google is currently the only company (although Facebook tries to become one too) that can build a complete picture of yourself.

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