Google & Privacy

Bruce Schneier recently posted an article about the erosion of privacy.  Specifically how the social networking sites are accelerating this “privacy decay.”  Along with attacked social networking sites he through in Google.  I just came across an interesting Forbes article where a Google engineer rebukes Schneier. You can find that article here: http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/12/privacy-facebook-gmail-technology-security-google.html

Two interesting tidbits in the article are Google’s privacy control pages which you may not be aware of:

  1. Google Dashboard – Control your Google privacy settings for all of google’s applications
  2. Ads Preferences Manager – Control whether ads are tailored to your viewing habits or not.  You can opt out here.  *Warning this site sneakily redirects through doubleclick.net — bastards!

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