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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:10 PM

Google's New Privacy Policy: How to Stay Off the Grid

By Ian Paul, PCWorld Feb 22, 2012 7:31 AM

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is recommending that privacy conscious users delete their Google Web history before the search giant's new unified privacy policy kicks in. Google Web history is Google's online log of all your search activity, and some browsing history.

Starting March 1, Google's new privacy policy will bring together 60 disparate privacy documents into one umbrella policy. After that time you will be treated as one single user across almost all Google products. The company, as a result, will be able to deliver all kinds of new levels of personalization such as location-based schedule reminders and better targeted ads. But privacy advocates are concerned that Google's new policy will give users less control over their data.

If you don't want Google tracking your searches, here's what you need to know.

Read more: http://www.pcworld.c....html#tk.hp_new