Google has joined the NSA in molesting your data. That’s as nice as I can put it.
And you can bet Google is profiting by releasing your data, or they wouldn’t do it.
USA Today reported:
The company updated its Terms of Service to allow them to add users’ names, photos or comments in a series of ads called Shared Endorsements.
Sounds to me like Google is allowing advertisers to get more information on you, without having to go through the NSA.
Google’s new policy:
We want to give you – and your friends and connections – the most useful information. Recommendations from people you know can really help. So your friends, family and others may see your Profile name and photo, and content like the reviews you share or the ads you +1’d.
This only happens when you take an action (things like +1’ing, commenting or following) – and the only people who see it are the people you’ve chosen to share that content with. On Google, you’re in control of what you share. This update to our Terms of Service doesn’t change in any way who you’ve shared things with in the past or your ability to control who you want to share things with in the future.
Feedback from people you know can save you time and improve results for you and your friends across all Google services, including Search, Maps, Play and in advertising.
For example, your friends might see that you rated an album 4 stars on the band’s Google Play page. And the +1 you gave your favorite local bakery could be included in an ad that the bakery runs through Google. We call these recommendations shared endorsements and you can learn more about them here.
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