Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Google Overhauls (almost) All Their Privacy Policies


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Andrew

Andrew

    Bleepin' Night Watchman


  • Moderator
  • 8,260 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Right behind you
  • Local time:11:39 AM

Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:33 PM

Google announced today that they will consolidate the privacy policies of 60 services and products to just one, uniform policy. They also have stated that their goal is to "trim" the policy so that it's easier to read and understand.

In a related initiative, Google also plans to consolidate and simplify a smaller number of Terms of Service

The changes will go into effect March 1.

Edited by Andrew, 26 January 2012 - 12:43 AM.
tpyo


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 boopme

boopme

    To Insanity and Beyond


  • Global Moderator
  • 73,428 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ USA
  • Local time:02:39 PM

Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:49 PM

This page looks useful
https://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/tools.html
How do I get help? Who is helping me?For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear....Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#3 jgweed

jgweed

  • Members
  • 28,473 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago, Il.
  • Local time:01:39 PM

Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:29 AM

Since Google wants to bring together under one umbrella all their services and products, it makes sense to consolidate their terms of use and privacy policies. It makes even more sense to write them in (more or less) plain English.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

#4 joggiwagga

joggiwagga

  • Members
  • 132 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:39 PM

Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:24 AM

I've been seeing all these posts of people freaking out about Google sharing their information they have on you across all of their services, rather than keeping them separate. My response was "Wait, they weren't doing this already?"

Thank you for the privacy tools link, its quite useful.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users