Loungers consider new Google privacy policy


Kathleen Atkins By Kathleen Atkins

Users of Google’s various services are previewing the revised privacy policy going into effect March 1.

The terms of Google’s new policy have provoked discussion in the Lounge’s Social Media forum. How much personal information must we surrender to allow desired services to function?

Other thoughtful questions include: Do we mind that our service providers also use that data to market to us? Are service providers keeping our data secure so we’re safe from identity thieves? Check out various perspectives on what constitutes privacy and security. More»

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.