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[4]: Alternative perspective
by Tony Swash on Thu 26th Jan 2012 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Alternative perspective"
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Imagine the shitstorm if Google HAD included Facebook and Twitter results without their consent. I can see the Grubersieglerâ„¢ blog-o-tron posts now.

Thom - please, just watch the video I linked to and then tell us that you think Google is doing good here - that it is improving search for users. As you can see in the video, or through your own experiments, we are only discussing data that is freely available to Google, data whose collection offends no one, which is being hidden and demoted in Google search results in order to direct people to Google services. Do you really think this OK?

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o you really think this OK?

I don't like it, so I turned it off. Also, social networking is really fcuking boring. I just don't care.

However, you know just as well as I do - but you probably won't admit it - that Twitter, Facebook, and the Grubersieglerâ„¢ blog-o-tron would have stirred up just as big a shitstorm had Google included FB/Twitter data without authorisation.

Just as every Apple fart is being blown way out of proportion, so is every Google fart. I can assure you no regular person gives two shits about this.

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