Google updates privacy policy in all services

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Google is now upping its security features by changing its privacy policy. This goes out to all of their services like, Gmail, YouTube and Google+.

This change will take effect this coming March 1st.

Google said that these changes will give the people much better search results and will enable advertisers find customers. This comes as a good development since Google have faced criticisms over user data sharing previously.

According to Alma Whitten, director of privacy of Google’s product and engineering, “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.”

The main change will be felt by those who have Google accounts. “If you’re signed into Google, we can do things like suggest search queries, or tailor your search results, based on the interest you’ve expressed in Google+, Gmail and YouTube,” Google said.

A year ago, Google and the Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement to disable Google form feigning how they use personal information and from sharing the data of users without their consent.