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Google changes privacy policy

Google has changed its privacy policy, streamlining it across its multiple services including search, email, video and social networking sites, reports the BBC.

“More than 60 different policies will be combined into one that will go into effect 1 March, the company said.

Google said the new policy will give people more relevant search results and help advertisers find customers.

“We’re rolling out a new main privacy policy that covers the majority of our products and explains what information we collect, and how we use it in a more readable way,” said Alma Whitten, Google’s director of privacy, product and engineering.

The single privacy policy will apply to Google search, Gmail, YouTube and Google+, its social networking site.

Google has previously faced criticism over the sharing of users data.

Last year, Google and the Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement to prevent Google from misrepresenting how it uses personal information and from sharing a user’s data without approval.”

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