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July 10, 2015

A Privacy Reminder From Google

After signing in to my Google account, Google showed a new page called "a privacy reminder from Google." Here's Google's explanation: "To be consistent with data protection laws, we're asking you to take a moment to review key points of Google's Privacy Policy. This is not about a change we've made - it's just a chance to review the key points below."


The page shows a list of information processed when you use Google and a list of reasons why it's processed. Google also explains how it uses data to improve user experience and lets you adjust some privacy controls (account history, ads settings, opt out of Google Analytics data collection). "These features work because of the information you choose to store with Google. But that's up to you. The controls in your Google Account let you decide what information you want Google to put to work on your behalf," informs Google.



The "other options" link at the bottom of the page shows some advanced features. "You're in control of the information in your Google Account. You can edit or delete some or all of it. In other words, you can shape your experience how you like." Google lets you pause or delete your Web & App Activity, delete a Google service like Google+, YouTube or Gmail and even delete your whole Google account. "If you don't want Google to store your data at all, you can delete your entire Google Account. And you can download your data first and take it with you."

13 comments:

  1. Stop, stop oh please stop this damned reminder constantly appearing.... It really is annoying.

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  2. I have read it and do not need to read it every bloody time i use your damned browser... Chrome used to be a good browser but i really am thinking of changing it what with all this damned stuff....

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  3. I have read it and do not need to read it every bloody time i use your damned browser... Chrome used to be a good browser but i really am thinking of changing it what with all this damned stuff....

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  4. A privacy reminder from Google every time I start the browse just started happening. Put me over the Edge!

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    1. Yes indeed - the irritating pop-up should ask if you want information. If you chose no, then the pop-up should NEVER occur again. I have now switched to firefox!

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  5. Truth is - their competitors have forced them to shoot themselves in the head - on their android devices (rushed android updates that include ugly, badly designed launchers) as well as their highly dominant search engine and their pc browsers - what a laff?? they were so easily walked under the truck!!

    Bubbye google!!

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  6. It only applies to EU countries apparently, I'm sick of it & looking to use another browser asap

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  7. Please just stop it! This is even worse than that stupid and utterly pointless cookie warning those complete idiots in the EU mandated. I suspect Google are doing this deliberately and sticking two fingers up at EU citizens for allowing themselves to be ruled by a bunch of money-grabbing morons.

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    1. The absurd cookie warning was mandated in the EU by Neelie Smit Kroes (Dutch commissioner for IT). She used to be a good politician but she really flunked with the cookie warning! When will someone have the sense to repeal that nonsense?

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  8. Google is a search engine Not a browser. That said, totally agree, 'Reminder' very annoying.

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  9. FUCKING NOSY FUCKING GOOGLE CUNTS. Who gives a fuck!!

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