Google to change terms to use your identity in ads

Oct 11, 2013 by The Associated Press

Google wants your permission to use your name, photo and product reviews in ads that it sells to businesses.

The Internet search giant is changing its terms of service starting Nov. 11.

Your reviews of restaurants, shops and products, as well as songs and other content bought on the Google Play store could show up in that are displayed to your friends and connections when they search on Google.

You can opt out of sharing.

Google's move follows a similar proposal by Facebook. The social network in August said it would show users' faces and names in ads about products they clicked to "like." That proposal was criticized by privacy groups. They asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into the matter.

Explore further: New approach to online compatibility

Related Stories

EU says Google not doing enough in antitrust case

Jul 17, 2013

(AP)—The European Union's competition chief says Google isn't doing enough to overcome concerns that it's stifling competition, and ordered the Internet giant to come up with new ideas.

Recommended for you

New approach to online compatibility

7 hours ago

Many of the online social networks match users with each other based on common keywords and assumed shared interests based on their activity. A new approach that could help users find new friends and contacts with a greater ...

Most internet anonymity software leaks users' details

21 hours ago

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are legal and increasingly popular for individuals wanting to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance or access geographically limited services like Netflix and BBC ...

WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business

22 hours ago

WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic ...

Google gets extended deadline to answer EU case

Jun 29, 2015

Brussels has given Google an extension until mid-August to answer an anti-trust case alleging that the tech giant abuses its search engine's market dominance, a company spokesman said Monday.

Facebook opens first Africa office

Jun 29, 2015

Facebook announced Monday it had opened its first African office in Johannesburg as part of its efforts "to help people and businesses connect" on the continent.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

Humpty
1.4 / 5 (11) Oct 25, 2013


"You can opt out of sharing."

What ever happened to CHOOSING to OPT in?

This is representative of the corporate nazi bullshit that the people running and working in Corporation Google - and what they get up too.

Check this out, "Oh Groan Much".

Google Product Forums ' YouTube '
How can I contact Google directly? I need to complain about Google+.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.