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Google’s new privacy policy

Sherrilynne Starkie

Most Gmail users will have received at least one message from Google this week (I received ten) explaining the company’s new privacy policy.  The company has more than 60 privacy policies tied to its various products and services and so, in March 2012, it will be streamlining this all down into one policy. How Google Instant paid off. Maybe it is. 

Is Search Privacy Important To You?

Small Business Mavericks

Are you concerned about search privacy? Google and Bing, the leading competitors in search, store your search data for up to 18 months. But Blekko and DuckDuckGo are banking on you wanting more privacy than that. You can also turn the privacy features off, if you prefer. DuckDuckGo even refers you to two other search engines (on its privacy page) that do not collect your private information: Ixquick and Scroogle. The latter seems to base its results on Google search results, but it appears to be the only one of the four sites mentioned in this post to do so.

The Power of Google+: Privacy "Circles" the Entire Experience

Stay N' Alive

With Google+ it's different though. Not just that, but the default privacy setting on Google+ is nothing. If I just post on Google+ without saying where I want it to go, no one but myself will see it. As a result this does cause closer relationships and more of a social contract, but it also keeps me from posting updates that Google and other 3rd party bots can index, or that just anyone can follow. On Google+ it's not that way - they take more of a Twitter approach, allowing anyone to "follow" anyone, no matter what. It's that simple.

What Are The Privacy Options For Group On Facebook

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Tracking, Personalization And Screams Of Privacy

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Any tracking of information of consumers without the consent of your consumer is a breach of privacy, right? In my forthcoming business book, CTRL ALT Delete (out May 21st, 2013), I go in-depth on the notion that consumers need to better understand the difference between personalization (tracking their usage to create a better and more personalized experience) versus privacy (capturing personal information and using it in any way that has not been pre-approved by the consumer). Some privacy advocates might argue that this is a matter of simple semantics. breach of privacy.

10 Steps To Create An Awesome Google+ Profile

Almost Savvy

Once you sign-up for Google+, the first order of business should be to build your profile. This is where you showcase the information you want to be publicly available when someone searches, or googles , you online. It is also the information others will use to decide whether or not to connect with you on Google+. See the red arrows above to direct you to the correct page.

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Will Facial Recognition Ads End Privacy?

Geoff Livingston

There’s a new attack on privacy: Facial recognition -driven advertising. Privacy’s Last Stand? It’s no secret that the current era of social check-ins and big data mining infringes upon traditional privacy norms. But for every Google there are ten companies pursuing the advertising technology. Check-In with Your Face from redpepper. Image by chromik.

The End Of Privacy. The Beginning Of Personalization

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One of these major movements is something I call, Sex With Data (with a hat-tip to Avinash Kaushik , the digital marketing evangelist for Google and author of the bestselling books, Web Analytics - An Hour A Day and Web Analytics 2.0 ). In this chapter, I also identify that one of the biggest challenges facing businesses today is their ability (or inability) to better explain to consumers the chasm that exists between privacy (knowing a lot of personal information) in contrast to personalization (knowing what people are doing online to create a better experience for them). google.

Inside Look at Facebook Privacy Settings

Ari Herzog

then created the following video (which I uploaded to YouTube here ) showing how I implement the myriad of Facebook privacy settings. Please watch this and share it with your friends and colleagues (and I apologize it is lengthier than I anticipated) for an educational how-to on Facebook privacy. Thanks! -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Inside Look at Facebook Privacy Settings on his blog. How Bloggers and Webmasters Violate Your Privacy With Google Analytics. Media privacy YoutubeSatisfied, I bought it. Contact Ari: Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008.

Big Data, Influencers, Privacy and Other Digital Termites

Geoff Livingston

This podcast offers a sneak preview , which is also transcribed below… We got into all sorts of fun things, including big data, influencers, privacy and other digital termites. We are distributing ourselves on the network, and I’m fearful of the impact it has both on our privacy, in terms of our identity and of our relationship with each other. Image by NEXT Berlin. think he’s right.

Breaking Up Google

Geoff Livingston

It may be time to break Google up. At a minimum, the Justice Department should consider taking up antitrust action against Google again. Google takes these actions to drive revenue for its advertising products. Contextual and creepy at the same time, Google uses all of the data collected from products to serve the ad beast, which in turn suggests products from paying partners.

Six Tips for Using Google+ Now

Spin Sucks

Well, much to my chagrin, I just saw that PRNews is offering  Google+ training for $329. The first thing you want to do is create a Google profile, if you don’t already have one. Go to  Google Profiles , sign into your Gmail account, and click on the edit profile button. Google+ is set up with what they call Circles. Managing privacy settings. So I give in.

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The Other Side Of Privacy

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You can't throw a rock and not hit a concern about privacy and the use of our data online. From newer media initiatives (think Facebook Beacon ) to cyber-attacks (see what Sony has been dealing with ), not a week goes by that some sort of privacy breach or plans for a corporation to do something funky with consumer's data isn't in the news. The other side of privacy. The other side of privacy is knowing and understanding that whatever you put online is now in the public domain. The truth is that you decide how much data you're creating and your own level of privacy.

Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+ News

Spin Sucks

And yesterday, Google+ launched a new design that looks scarily similar to Facebook. Targeted updates allow companies to segment their followers, just like you can do both on Facebook and Google+. Google+ Design. like it a lot better. I’d just like to see Google do something innovative, rather than trying to catch Facebook all the time. That’s billion.

Does Google Deserve More Credit?

Geoff Livingston

Sometimes I think Google deserves more credit. This is not a defense of Google+, anti-trust issues facing the company, or the apparent sunsetting of Feedburner. When I learned Google had scrapped its facial recognition technology because the negative uses outweighed the good, I felt they were the better player of the big companies operating in this space. Google+.

Custom Short URLs for Google+ At Last!

Janet Fouts

Tired of explaining why you have a long string of numbers as the URL for your Google+ page? Then you’ll be as excited as I am to hear Google+ is finally rolling out custom URLs for both personal profiles and pages. In the meantime you could use the Google URL shortener GPlus.to to create a shortcut like this.  Googleplus Google Plus Google plus business pages

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Differences Between Facebook and Google+

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Google+ provides easier access to options for sharing information than Facebook does. Google+ Circles allows its users to select which of their friends they want to share certain things (such as a photo or post) with, while not allowing the others to see them. And the privacy selections that Facebook does provide are very limited. Image Credit: Fortune.

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+? What are the best tools for analyzing Google+ activity and results? ” Google+ and SEO.

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Google Search Plus Your World: The Debate

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Molli Megasko. I’m sure you’re as overwhelmed as I am with all Google+ search and looming FTC investigation stuff, but as marketers, it’s our jobs to stay on top of what is happening and how it can affect our clients or our companies. Fairness for Company Brands Not On Google+. Privacy for the Google+ User. My Take.

Protecting Your Online Privacy: How to Keep Your Online Activity Private from Pirates, Hackers and Marketers

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The recent proliferation of social media networks has increased awareness of online privacy issues. On the surface, some may feel that online privacy is only a concern for those attempting to hide their internet activities. Online privacy is an issue that impacts ALL of us. Additional actions are required to make full use of the web AND to protect your privacy.

Show 358 - Online Privacy and Protecting Our Personal Data

Engaging Brand

Terence Craig  joins Anna Farmery to talk about online privacy. Terence is an expert and speaker on big data and privacy. He runs PatternBuilders which supports "develop and support enterprise analytic solutions that deal with the exponential growth of data" and has just written a book on security of our personal online data called Privacy and Big Data. We discuss.

Google Glass And Thinking Differently About Technology

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Google's Project Glass is a very interesting product. At this week's TED 2013 conference in Long Beach, I had the chance to wear and tinker with Google Project Glass (for photographic proof, you can follow me on Twitter and see the pictures). What the experience of Google Glass is really like. What you quickly realize about Google glasses. google. google glass.

Google Plus and personal privacy

Janet Fouts

This post showed up on Google Plus on Saturday from journalist Andy Carvin , and I think it raises quite a few flags for anyone thinking about using Google products, including Google Plus. The responses below are copied from Andy’s post on Google Plus ( here’s the original if you’re on G+ ). Googleplus G+ Google Plus

What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity SMM

potential Google killer , Facebook killer or even Twitter killer may not do it with superior technology, but simply with a better user experience. One of the biggest complaints about Facebook is of course its constantly changing interface , and its convoluted privacy settings have also repeatedly come under fire (as have changes to its privacy settings ). Google. Google not only accounts for 85% of all web searches but controls an astounding 44% of the global online advertising market. You can’t even find anyone working in the place. Twice. Facebook.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. It’s “the linchpin of Google’s plan to own the entire internet” (see below for the source of that quote). ”).

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Could the Survival of Facebook Depend on Its Privacy?

Waxing UnLyrical

Lots of reasons for that, put forward by people much smarterthan I, which you can easily read about via a Google search. In the past, I’ve made the argument that your privacy is not Facebook’s responsibility, and I still believe that. You just read Could the Survival of Facebook Depend on Its Privacy? Could the Survival of Facebook Depend on Its Privacy?

Privacy Fail: Network Solutions Reveals Identities of Domain Name Owners Despite Whois Privacy

Bill Hartzer

Networks Solutions , a popular domain name registrar, is revealing the real identity of the domain name owner even though the domain name owner has opted-in and paid for their domain name privacy service. Google search and perhaps some other creative searching and looking around (perhaps even using LinkedIn.com), may reveal the owner of the domain name’s contact information.

Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+ , a shiny new social network from Google. Adding the “ Authorship&# tag &# to syndicated posts will allow users to follow specific authors and list your content on the +1 tab of your Google profile. What if you did get into Google+ already?

What I Like About the New Facebook Timeline Profile, Privacy Settings, and News Feed

Kikolani

As a side note, this is why I love Google+. Almost every update happens within Google+ itself meaning if you comment on something, the person might actually be there to answer you vs. someone who just auto updates to update and not to engage. If you’re a Google Chrome user like me and not a fan of the scrolling ticker updates on your News Feed, no problem. Good stuff!

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What the Heck Is Google+?

Spin Sucks

I’ve spent the past four days in Google+ , trying to figure out if it’s a Facebook killer , a Twitter killer, or just one more social network we have to use. I can say with certainty it’s none of the above, but I haven’t yet figured out what the heck it is. What the Heck Is Google+? Chris Brogan has 10 reasons he thinks it will be a Facebook and Twitter killer.

Bookmark This: How To Find Out What Google Knows about You

SocialFish

Here’s the first three of six tips for how to find out everything Google knows about you. Want to find out all the things Google knows about you? Here are 6 links that will show you some of the data Google has about you. 1. Find out what Google thinks about you. In order to serve relevant ads, Google collects data about you and creates a profile. Bookmarked!

When Does Online Privacy Not Matter Anymore?

Direct Marketing Observations

Are we becoming a nation or a society that is devaluing certain aspects of online privacy? View and manage any of your documents and files in Google Drive. SEO/SEM data privacy personal data privacyAs more and more of our lives become intertwined with online networks we become desensitized as to what is private and what is not. Take for example the liberties or assumptions that Live-Hive would like with your personal information. CtoCloud Application  is requesting permission to: Manage your contacts. Manage your calendars. View basic information about your account.

A Review of Google Social Media Tools

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Google has often been blasted for failing to understand social media and capitalize on the rise of this communication channel. When asked about Google social media tools, the average person will immediately mention Google+. However, that is not the only venture from Google into social networks and, in some markets, not even close to its most successful one. Google Buzz.

Nonplussed By Google Plus

Firebelly

Google keeps fiddling around with the Internet, and (to no one’s surprise) they’ve done it again. Their latest change – Google Search Plus Your World – could be the most disruptive ever. You might be shocked to see what shows up in your search results, if you’ve been plus-ing or sharing some things via Google+. Add Bill to your Google+ circle here.

Google Plus Expands Reach to Include 13 and Above Teen Market

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Google originally rolled out its Google Plus service only to those with ages 18 and above. Apparently, this new development is part of Google’s overall rollout plan for their Google Plus; this being the third or fourth installment in a series and with each rollout followed by some announcement of their membership figures. New Security Enhancements for Google Plus.

25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started

Pamorama

Google+ (or is it “Google Plus&# ?), the search giant’s big social initiative, has arrived and there’s a lot to learn. Google’s answer to Facebook has been in the works for a year and has been delayed several times due to disagreements about its design, purpose, and execution. Facebook’s threat to Google’s domination of the Web was a wake-up call that ignited the development of the new social platform. and Canada , the network’s exponential growth frightened Google’s leadership into taking action. Enough said.

How Much Does Google Know About You?

Idaconcpts

With anti-trust probes and most people thinking the company knows too much about us already, it seems that Google’s motto of “Do no evil” is a bit hypocritical. It’s not that Google’s intentions are necessarily evil, but the perception is that they are.  So what does Google know about you? Google also knows where you are. But do any of us like to see ads at all?