Google responds to reader questions about privacy changes


To the dismay of many privacy advocates, Google implemented some changes to its privacy policy on Thursday that will allow the world’s largest Internet company to collect information about its users across all its products, services and websites and store it in one place.

The idea, Google says, is to create a comprehensive portrait of its users so it can offer more personalized services. But some people are uncomfortable with the idea of any one company compiling such a complete portrait of who they talk with, what they watch and where they go.

On Wednesday we provided some tips on how to keep Google from painting too accurate a portrait of your online habits, but many of our readers had additional questions.