What Google Is Doing With Your Personal Data
There are also a few changes happening on the mobile front, for example; Google will use stronger GPS detection such as sensor data from your device, and also provide information using nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers. In a blog posted by Google they state that “the new policy doesn’t change any existing privacy settings or how any personal information is shared outside of Google. We aren’t collecting any new or additional information about users. We won’t be selling your personal data. And we will continue to employ industry-leading security to keep your information safe.” Here is a list of what Google has planned for your data:
- Shares Your Data: They will combine personal information from one service with that of information from other services. They hope this will make it easier to share things with people you know. For example by combining search data with other data—say, what videos you’re watching on YouTube will allow them to learn more about you.
- Integrates Your Accounts: If other users already have your email or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible Google Profile information such as your name and photo. You may have noticed that this feature has already been integrated into your Google+ account with your picture up in the profile. Google plans to use that information and image across all platforms that require an account.
- Tailors Advertising: They plan to use the data they find out from what you are searching to help them plan their own advertising. They plan to use this information to help tailor advertising to what the consumer (you) want.
- Stores all your information and search history: Google will store anything such as Google Voice data, to device information like crashes, system activity, etc. to keep track of any bugs and overall trends in user experience.
While they plan to try and use the data to create an overall user friendly platform there are ways to stop them from tracking your history. To learn more and Internet Safety visit us at Connect Your Home or call (888)566-3979.