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Google changed privacy policy across its services.

GoogleSan Francisco: Google has changed its privacy policy, streamlining it across its manifold services, including search, email, video and social-networking  sites.

Over 60, different policies will be combined into one that will go into effect March 1, the company said.

Google said that the fresh policy will give people more pertinent search results and help advertisers find customers. Google has formerly faced criticism over the sharing of user’s data.

Alma Whitten, Google’s director of privacy, product and engineering said that “We’re rolling out a new main privacy policy that covers the majority of our products and explains what information we collect, and how we use it in a more readable way.”

The key change applies to users who have Google accounts.

The company said that “If you’re signed into Google, we can do things like to suggest search queries, or tailor your search results, based on the interests you’ve expressed in Google+, Gmail and YouTube.”

The company was criticized for unintentionally revealing users’ most e-mailed contacts to other participants through the Buzz platform.


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