Google starts collecting users’ data across range of servicesGoogle has kicked off their new privacy policy from today onwards, throwing in Web search as well as YouTube history to the pool of data which the company picks up from its account-holders. This would mean approximately 60 of Google’s services will fall under the same umbrella, while ensuring you as the end user will understand what Google wants from you – permission to share the information of folks who have signed into their accounts. You have no option in this though, as there is no opting out from this information sharing exercise. I guess it is a case of living with this, and considering how Google plays such a huge role in the lives of so many people in terms of their productivity and everyday lives, “life goes on”, or so they say. Google’s director of privacy, product and engineering, Alma Whitten, says, “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.” As a Google user, how do you see the entire situation? Would you close your Google account just to avoid data collection?

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