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Dear Google user,

We're getting rid of over 60 different privacy policies across Google and replacing them with one that's a lot shorter and easier to read. Our new policy covers multiple products and features, reflecting our desire to create one beautifully simple and intuitive experience across Google.

We believe this stuff matters, so please take a few minutes to read our updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Service at http://www.google.com/policies. These changes will take effect on March 1, 2012.


One policy, one Google experience

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Easy to work across Google
Our new policy reflects a single product experience that does what you need, when you want it to. Whether reading an email that reminds you to schedule a family get-together or finding a favorite video that you want to share, we want to ensure you can move across Gmail, Calendar, Search, YouTube, or whatever your life calls for with ease.

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Tailored for you
If you're signed into Google, we can do things like suggest search queries – or tailor your search results – based on the interests you've expressed in Google+, Gmail, and YouTube. We'll better understand which version of Pink or Jaguar you're searching for and get you those results faster.

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Easy to share and collaborate
When you post or create a document online, you often want others to see and contribute. By remembering the contact information of the people you want to share with, we make it easy for you to share in any Google product or service with minimal clicks and errors.

Protecting your privacy hasn't changed
Our goal is to provide you with as much transparency and choice as possible, through products like Google Dashboard and Ads Preferences Manager, alongside other tools. Our privacy principles remain unchanged. And we'll never sell your personal information or share it without your permission (other than rare circumstances like valid legal requests).

Understand how Google uses your data
If you want to learn more about your data on Google and across the web, including tips and advice for staying safe online, check out http://www.google.com/goodtoknow

Got questions?
We got answers.

Visit our FAQ at http://www.google.com/policies/faq to read more about the changes. (We figured our users might have a question or twenty-two.)

Notice of Change
March 1, 2012 is when the new Privacy Policy and Terms will come into effect. If you choose to keep using Google once the change occurs, you will be doing so under the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Received this in an email just about a couple minutes ago. Another good step forward for google. smile.gif
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Excellent.
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Google's slogan should be: "Moving forward while the rest of the world moves backwards."

Or in reference to Apple: "Moving forward while the rest of the world sues each other."
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Received this in an email just about a couple minutes ago. Another good step forward for google. smile.gif

This moronic thread, started by a moronic fanboy, disagrees: http://www.overclock.net/t/1205460/giz-google-s-broken-promise-the-end-of-don-t-be-evil
    
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This moronic thread, started by a moronic fanboy, disagrees: http://www.overclock.net/t/1205460/giz-google-s-broken-promise-the-end-of-don-t-be-evil

He must have a collection of tinfoil hats at home smile.gif.
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That is interesting, I don't see this as evil, I see it as convenient, I don't have anything to hide, don't have to worry about anything being stolen, and just like to make sure I can log into everything. This google doing this it allows all that to happen. I guess if you are paranoid about all your stuffz getting h4x0r3d then you have a right to be disappointed, but overall, they already had all of this data, they just streamlined it for themselves and us at the same time. thumb.gif
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Seriously, on most forums, if there was someone so thickheaded and hated enough by an entire message board/forum, mods usually get rid of them.
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It's funny because google is not changing the types of information they are harvesting from you, only just making it more practical for them to associate all data with all of your accounts, across all of your accounts. Pretty smart if you ask me.

Personally, I don't think I'm affected one way or another with google advertising, but if it helps them make even better free products, and still maintain their excellent track record of data integrity and security, I'm all for it. I'm still wary of google's reach and potential power, but so long as they don't abuse it, and so long as I'm not more-susceptible to my information being stolen, I'm fine with it.

And LOL at this thread having only 8 responses, and the other thread having 17 pages of responses, when they're about the exact same thing. biggrin.gif
    
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Just goes to show that there are more haters out there that are paranoid then others that just sit back and let business's do what they do to make themselves better. wink.gif
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