12 Oct 2013

Google Will Use Your Name And Face In Ads

Google announced a new update to its terms of service today that is no doubt going to ruffle some feathers. The change enables Google to use users’ profile names and photos across Google products as it sees fit. You know, like in ads.

Other changes include a reminder about mobile device safety and details on password confidentiality.

“Feedback from people you know can save you time and improve results for you and your friends across all Google services, including Search, Maps, Play and in advertising,” Google says. “For example, your friends might see that you rated an album 4 stars on the band’s Google Play page. And the +1 you gave your favorite local bakery could be included in an ad that the bakery runs through Google.”

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