GeekGirl Magazine

The internet has been freaking out these past few weeks over the changes to Google’s privacy policies, which come into effect March 1. The change allows Google to co-ordinate the data it collects from you across almost all of its services in order to give you targeted results and ads. You’ll be treated as the same person when using your Google account to search, send email, watch YouTube videos, or any one of the dozens of activities you can do with Google products. Some privacy advocates are calling foul, saying that this change takes power away from the consumer by not allowing them to opt out of the program. Should you be worried about what Google is planning to do with your data?

Maybe – but not quite for the reason you think.

Let’s get this clear: The new policy is merely a combination of their previous privacy policies. Google…

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