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BLOG: Google puts 'You' in charge of data privacy

Al Sacco | April 4, 2013
Google's getting a brand new director of privacy. The fact that Google even has a privacy director suggests it's paying close attention to the privacy implications of products that employ sensitive user data. But that doesn't mean Google's actually looking out for its customers, according to's Al Sacco.

Google's You will no doubt work to ensure that the company steers clear of more privacy troubles, but the man's job isn't really to protect Google's customers. Google users themselves need to remain vigilant and be cautious of services like Now that will continue to request, or take, more and more sensitive personal information. Consumers today are the only ones who can really protect their online privacy; not me, and not Mr. You.

I admit, I use Google Now on occasion, and I have saved my work and home addresses. But frankly, I'm thinking of turning it off, because Now gives me a bad feeling-and I already know how long it takes me to get to work in the morning.


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