Social Media RoundupBacklash While Google representatives claim that the policy update will make privacy on its services easier to understand, not everyone is convinced. Two separate lawsuits have been filed by people who maintained Google accounts and mobile phones powered by Google’s Android operating system from August 19, 2004, until after March 1. The lawsuits claim that the Google Policy update violates the Federal Wiretap Act, the Stored Electronic Communications Act, and the Computer Fraud Abuse Act, among other counts. Google is also receiving criticism from the European Union. Frances data protection authority, known as the Nationale de lInformatique et des Libertes (CNIL), has reached out to Google executives about the change (http://tinyurl.com/6tpugt3).
Social Media RoundupTakeaways Many Google users have grown to trust Google and depend on the services it provides. Google provides Google Dashboard (http://tinyurl.com/5vocvqa), a service designed to show users what data they have collected regarding a user’s personal account. If you don’t think information sharing will improve your experience, you can use Google’s privacy tools to do things like edit or turn off your search history and YouTube history, control the way You can learn more about the information Google tailors ads to your interests and browse Google collects from your personal Google the web “incognito” using Chrome. account by watching the following YouTube video: http://tinyurl.com/ylofnlb Whether or not users decide to leave Google is up to that individual person. Google has always maintained that if users are uncomfortable with the information Google collects on its services, that change is just a click away.
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