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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Logical ?
by bowkota on Thu 26th Jan 2012 13:38 UTC
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I find it puzzling why you would assume that sharing your information between these services is natural ?

The FTC doesn't seem very happy either.

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RE: Logical ?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2012 13:45 in reply to "Logical ?"
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I find it puzzling why you would assume that sharing your information between these services is natural ?

Microsoft already does this. Apple already does this. Facebook already does this. Twitter already does this. Amazon already does this.

So yeah, pretty natural.

The FTC doesn't seem very happy either.

You might want to read the linked article again. Key operator: "could". There's no word from the FTC AT ALL.

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RE: Logical ?
by Adam S on Thu 26th Jan 2012 14:42 in reply to "Logical ?"
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Facebook does the same thing, it's just all under Video, people, apps, pages, all in one place.

Google's the same, it's just under different domains. Not sure why they WOULDN'T do this.

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RE[2]: Logical ?
by ndrw on Fri 27th Jan 2012 06:47 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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