Google Faces a Group Action Lawsuit
It hasn't been the first time the Mountain View company has treated the sensitive information of its consumers not in the best way. In 2010, launching the now discontinued Google Buzz project, Google automatically populated the Friends List with people each user had emailed to. That led to a large number of embarrassing disclosures, as the whole Web got access to the clientèle lists of psychiatrists, lawyers, etc.
So far, no official comment on the lawsuit by Google has followed.
I have noticed that the Google adverts on GOOGLEMAIL are now adjusted to the CONTENT of my e-mails.
The implication is simple. Google scans the e-mails of its clients.
The answer is simple - we do not need government Big Brother. GOOGLE IS BIG BROTHER.
no google , no internet.....
LOL! So true!
How the hell is Google going to use personal information in its advertising system? By the way, what's all this intended for?
Here's a rough picture of how it's done.
The major difference is that Google refines the ads content collecting information about your web-searches. I think you would agree with me that the web-searches tend to give a fuller picture of who you are: the web-searches contain much more private information than posts on your Facebook accounts and things you 'Like' (just think about, say, people searching for sex-toys on the Web, etc.)
Interesting article. We need more clarity on exactly what personal information is to be kept by Google Inc.
That should be consumers aim first. Then we can question what Google may use that information for such as targeting customers by gender, age, incomes, etc...Is this not Facebook advertising does?
If we want more transparency about privacy issues then we need dialogue between parties affected. Both sides need to be involved in having a say as to what future advertising method is to be used, what and how the details from data stored by Google are to be put to use in target campaigns.
Users should be given a choice to block or bar Ads too or better still to opt out or opt in as many other websites do. May I address these issues mentioned here to Google to address these concerns raised by its users.
Sure, Google do not want to be isolated by its user base. Best consultation and time frame period is needed between both parties to have dialogues on this matter. Let us have more specific outlines as to how the advertising methods are likely to be. Then determine how and what should Google use to put up Ads on display.
Yes and No.
Could you pin down your point? Not that I am criticizing you, it's just really interesting what you think Google is doing wrong and what right.
‘55. The FTC also found that controls for limiting disclosure of personal information were “confusing and difficult to find....”’ — LOL