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Google Privacy Policy Set to Change

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Starting Thursday, March 1, 2012, Google will be tracking your activity and building a profile of you.  From that profile, the company says they will use the information to improve its services.

Critics say it stomps on individuals’ privacy to bolster advertising and increase profits.

Google points out that their products won’t be collecting any more data about users than they were before.  The released a statement saying, “People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is use.”

You will be able to protect yourself from the changes by clearing your google history.  Guildlines and easy directions are available in this Washington Post acticle.