Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Oct 2013 23:39 UTC

Dick move extraordinaire by Google.

On Friday, Google announced an update to its terms of service that allows the company to include adult users' names, photos and comments in ads shown across the Web, based on ratings, reviews and posts they have made on Google Plus and other Google services like YouTube.

When the new ad policy goes live Nov. 11, Google will be able to show what the company calls shared endorsements on Google sites and across the Web, on the more than two million sites in Google's display advertising network, which are viewed by an estimated one billion people.

If a user follows a bakery on Google Plus or gives an album four stars on the Google Play music service, for instance, that person's name, photo and endorsement could show up in ads for that bakery or album.

Luckily, we have an opt-out. Go to this page, remove the checkmark at the bottom of the page, and done - Google won't be abusing your personal information for endorsements.

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RE[2]: So simple?
by bipbip on Sat 12th Oct 2013 10:02 UTC in reply to "RE: So simple?"
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You don't need a google account to use the search service

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RE[3]: So simple?
by woegjiub on Sat 12th Oct 2013 11:35 in reply to "RE[2]: So simple?"
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No, but the point is avoiding the creepy tracking.

I'm sure that even with ghostery, DNT, ABP and going to google through DDG, they'll get just as much info out of you.

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