Google Can Now Use Your Name And Face Wherever It Wants.
Google updated its terms of service last month, what does this mean to you? Well, it basically means that Google can actually use your photos and user profile names across its network of products whenever it feels like it, they can use your details in their ads etc.
Not sure if everyone is happy with this, are you? Basically, your profile is fair game for Google to use as and when it feels like it, and you are giving them permission to do this.
You can of course opt out so you don’t appear in any ads but the mighty Google is still able to use your profile anywhere else.
Google said that; we want to give you – and your friends and connections – the most useful information.
The idea seems to be that, your friends and family and others can see your profile picture and other information such as reviews that 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.
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You are of course in control of what you share on Google, but this new terms of service won’t change anything you may have shared previously 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,” the company said. “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.”
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