Originally Posted by ESP
Gizmodo is horribly blatantly biased against Google in this article for, literally, no listed reason.
This is so funny, yeah Google is now going to use one greatly shortened privacy statement instead of 12 conflicting ones?
What would you think it another company did this? Maybe track phone locations, browser usage to better help your web searches. Tying your different IP addresses into a single profile. how about linking your calendar/mail/information across a cloud service (where it could be hacked)? -
Apple - iCloud?
Microsoft - Windows Live ID?
Facebook - All of Facebook
Honestly this is overall a better move by Google making sure people know that information can be shared across the google application family (Which it could be under the old privacy statements) and streamlining it into a much easier to read policy that clearly states that the information cannot be shared outside of Google. This is something missing in the Facebook, Microsoft and Apple Privacy statements (each one having it's own legal loophole through multiple overlapping privacy statements) I expect to see a similar move from Apple and Microsoft in the next few years. Facebook is designed to collect as much information about you for resale as possible, so i doubt they will go this direction