Google updated its privacy settings in an effort make them simpler for users to read and change – Google Introduces Simpler Privacy Settings. Google has more than a billion users of its digital services, so how they handle the personal information of those users is a pretty big deal.
All of the key privacy controls are now located under “My Account” instead of being strewn across different areas of Google’s website.
Google is trying to provide more context for the privacy settings – they’ve created a “check-up” feature for users to understand what information is being gathered across Google’s various services.
People can adjust their privacy controls to limit the types of ads they see from Google’s ad network. And they can stop Google from tracking their activities on their personal computers, phones and tablets. The downside to this is, according to Google, search results could be slower and less relevant.
Does any of this change the way you feel about Google and your online privacy?