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#CompuBrainChat #TechTalk #CorporateAhmedabad CompuBrain asks the renowned influencers of Ahmedabad about their everyday TechToys. Here's our first interview with the very dynamic Realtor and the Youth Icon every Amdavadi Businessman aspires to be; Mr. Jaxay Shah MD, Savvy Infrastructures Ltd. Promoter, Kensville Golf & Country Club These are his daily gadgets. Phone: iPhone 6s Tablet: iPad Pro Laptop/Desktop: iMac Camera: Nikon D5 Television: Samsung 4k SUHD 65" Sound System: Harman Kardon Everyday Apps: Twitter & Instagram Personal Music: Bang & Olufsen Wearable Tech: Apple Watch You can follow him here: www.facebook.com/jaxay.shah www.twitter.com/jaxayshah www.instagram.com/jaxay_shah Keep watching this space for the next exciting interview with another note worthy #Amdavadi #CompuBrain #Ahmedabad #SocialMedia2 #SavvyGroup

#CompuBrainChat #TechTalk #CorporateAhmedabad CompuBrain asks the renowned influencers of Ahmedabad about their everyday TechToys. Here's our first interview with the very dynamic Realtor and the Youth Icon every Amdavadi Businessman aspires to be; Mr. Jaxay Shah MD, Savvy Infrastructures Ltd. Promoter, Kensville Golf & Country Club These are his daily gadgets. Phone: iPhone 6s Tablet: iPad Pro Laptop/Desktop: iMac Camera: Nikon D5 Television: Samsung 4k SUHD 65" Sound System: Harman Kardon Everyday Apps: Twitter & Instagram Personal Music: Bang & Olufsen Wearable Tech: Apple Watch You can follow him here: www.facebook.com/jaxay.shah www.twitter.com/jaxayshah www.instagram.com/jaxay_shah Keep watching this space for the next exciting interview with another note worthy #Amdavadi #CompuBrain #Ahmedabad #SocialMedia2 #SavvyGroup

#CompuBrainChat #TechTalk #CorporateAhmedabad CompuBrain asks the renowned influencers of Ahmedabad about their everyday TechToys. Here's our first interview with the very dynamic Realtor and the Youth Icon every Amdavadi Businessman aspires to be; Mr. Jaxay Shah MD, Savvy Infrastructures Ltd. Promoter, Kensville Golf & Country Club These are his daily gadgets. Phone: iPhone 6s Tablet: iPad Pro Laptop/Desktop: iMac Camera: Nikon D5 Television: Samsung 4k SUHD 65" Sound System: Harman Kardon Everyday Apps: Twitter & Instagram Personal Music: Bang & Olufsen Wearable Tech: Apple Watch You can follow him here: www.facebook.com/jaxay.shah www.twitter.com/jaxayshah www.instagram.com/jaxay_shah Keep watching this space for the next exciting interview with another note worthy #Amdavadi #CompuBrain #Ahmedabad #SocialMedia2 #SavvyGroup

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The best #Vision & #Mission of tech firms, worth a read! Apple: Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings. Dell: Dell’s mission is to be the most successful computer company in the world at delivering the best customer experience in markets we serve. Facebook: Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Google: Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Microsoft: Microsoft’s mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. Skype: Skype’s mission is to be the fabric of real-time communication on the web. Twitter: Twitter lists its mission as “a work in progress” as it has yet to be fully developed. Yahoo!: Yahoo!’s mission is to be the most essential global Internet service for consumers and businesses YouTube: YouTube’s mission is to provide fast and easy video access and the ability to share videos frequently!

The best #Vision & #Mission of tech firms, worth a read! Apple: Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings. Dell: Dell’s mission is to be the most successful computer company in the world at delivering the best customer experience in markets we serve. Facebook: Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Google: Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Microsoft: Microsoft’s mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. Skype: Skype’s mission is to be the fabric of real-time communication on the web. Twitter: Twitter lists its mission as “a work in progress” as it has yet to be fully developed. Yahoo!: Yahoo!’s mission is to be the most essential global Internet service for consumers and businesses YouTube: YouTube’s mission is to provide fast and easy video access and the ability to share videos frequently!

The best #Vision & #Mission of tech firms, worth a read! Apple: Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings. Dell: Dell’s mission is to be the most successful computer company in the world at delivering the best customer experience in markets we serve. Facebook: Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Google: Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Microsoft: Microsoft’s mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. Skype: Skype’s mission is to be the fabric of real-time communication on the web. Twitter: Twitter lists its mission as “a work in progress” as it has yet to be fully developed. Yahoo!: Yahoo!’s mission is to be the most essential global Internet service for consumers and businesses YouTube: YouTube’s mission is to provide fast and easy video access and the ability to share videos frequently!

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... Pavlov Poke presents a shocking answer to Facebook addiction ... Some studies even claim that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol. There's even a scale you can use to determine your level of Facebook addiction. The purpose of Pavlov Poke is to highlight this addictive behavior and suggest ways of combating it. At the very least, Morris and McDuff want it to act as a warning that people should be aware of the addiction posed by modern digital technology and to resist it. The device itself is very simple in construction. It consists of a UI inspector that keeps tabs on computer application usage. It notices how often and how long site is visited and if it falls inside the parameters set for distraction, a processing code pops up an onscreen alert. Meanwhile, an Arduino platform is connected to the computer by a USB feed. The processing code signals a shock and the Arduino triggers a shock circuit, sending a current through a pair of electrodes that give the user a harmless, but unpleasant electric shock.

... Pavlov Poke presents a shocking answer to Facebook addiction ... Some studies even claim that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol. There's even a scale you can use to determine your level of Facebook addiction. The purpose of Pavlov Poke is to highlight this addictive behavior and suggest ways of combating it. At the very least, Morris and McDuff want it to act as a warning that people should be aware of the addiction posed by modern digital technology and to resist it. The device itself is very simple in construction. It consists of a UI inspector that keeps tabs on computer application usage. It notices how often and how long site is visited and if it falls inside the parameters set for distraction, a processing code pops up an onscreen alert. Meanwhile, an Arduino platform is connected to the computer by a USB feed. The processing code signals a shock and the Arduino triggers a shock circuit, sending a current through a pair of electrodes that give the user a harmless, but unpleasant electric shock.

... Pavlov Poke presents a shocking answer to Facebook addiction ... Some studies even claim that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol. There's even a scale you can use to determine your level of Facebook addiction. The purpose of Pavlov Poke is to highlight this addictive behavior and suggest ways of combating it. At the very least, Morris and McDuff want it to act as a warning that people should be aware of the addiction posed by modern digital technology and to resist it. The device itself is very simple in construction. It consists of a UI inspector that keeps tabs on computer application usage. It notices how often and how long site is visited and if it falls inside the parameters set for distraction, a processing code pops up an onscreen alert. Meanwhile, an Arduino platform is connected to the computer by a USB feed. The processing code signals a shock and the Arduino triggers a shock circuit, sending a current through a pair of electrodes that give the user a harmless, but unpleasant electric shock.

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Must have Free Android Apps : 1. Carbon for Twitter Carbon puts all your Twitter content on one front page. 2. Gmail Gmail is a no-brainer for email service on your phone. Manage multiple accounts and label conversations from within the mobile app. 3. Maps iOS users know the Apple Maps app is still sitting in a folder somewhere, taking up space. Android users don't have that drama. 4. Flipboard Flipboard collects the news from your social timelines into a clean, intuitive magazine experience customized to your interests. A new bookmarklet lets you add new content from your browser. 5. Chrome We can't overstate the awesomeness of syncing tabs between desktop and mobile, with Chrome. 6. Drive If you ever need to take down some notes on the go, Drive ensures they'll be waiting for you in the cloud later. 7. Dropbox Automatically sync your photos, documents and videos across all devices -- including your phone -- when you save an item to your Dropbox account. 8. ES File Explorer ES File Explorer functions as several apps in one: a file manager, application manager, task killer and a cloud storage service (it syncs with Drive, Dropbox and more). 9. Evernote You can use Evernote to do anything: Plan your day, make wishlists, save recipes, write notes for later and more. People are still finding creative uses for it. You should take it everywhere. 10. Goodreads Join a community of more than 8 million readers and draw from an enormous catalogue of suggested books. 11. Meme Generator Choose from more than 500 meme pic options, including Bad Luck Brian, "Brace Yourselves" Ned Stark, Good Guy Greg, Ridiculously Photogenic Guy, Bear Grylls, Conspiracy Keanu and Condescending Wonka. Y U NO MAKE MOAR MEMES??!? 12. Temple Run 2 Did you know Temple Run 2 updates with new obstacles? That means it's easier than ever to get frustrated in your free time. 13. Snapseed If Instagram isn't enough for you, Snapseed is more advanced photo editing software for your phone or tablet.

Must have Free Android Apps : 1. Carbon for Twitter Carbon puts all your Twitter content on one front page. 2. Gmail Gmail is a no-brainer for email service on your phone. Manage multiple accounts and label conversations from within the mobile app. 3. Maps iOS users know the Apple Maps app is still sitting in a folder somewhere, taking up space. Android users don't have that drama. 4. Flipboard Flipboard collects the news from your social timelines into a clean, intuitive magazine experience customized to your interests. A new bookmarklet lets you add new content from your browser. 5. Chrome We can't overstate the awesomeness of syncing tabs between desktop and mobile, with Chrome. 6. Drive If you ever need to take down some notes on the go, Drive ensures they'll be waiting for you in the cloud later. 7. Dropbox Automatically sync your photos, documents and videos across all devices -- including your phone -- when you save an item to your Dropbox account. 8. ES File Explorer ES File Explorer functions as several apps in one: a file manager, application manager, task killer and a cloud storage service (it syncs with Drive, Dropbox and more). 9. Evernote You can use Evernote to do anything: Plan your day, make wishlists, save recipes, write notes for later and more. People are still finding creative uses for it. You should take it everywhere. 10. Goodreads Join a community of more than 8 million readers and draw from an enormous catalogue of suggested books. 11. Meme Generator Choose from more than 500 meme pic options, including Bad Luck Brian, "Brace Yourselves" Ned Stark, Good Guy Greg, Ridiculously Photogenic Guy, Bear Grylls, Conspiracy Keanu and Condescending Wonka. Y U NO MAKE MOAR MEMES??!? 12. Temple Run 2 Did you know Temple Run 2 updates with new obstacles? That means it's easier than ever to get frustrated in your free time. 13. Snapseed If Instagram isn't enough for you, Snapseed is more advanced photo editing software for your phone or tablet.

Must have Free Android Apps : 1. Carbon for Twitter Carbon puts all your Twitter content on one front page. 2. Gmail Gmail is a no-brainer for email service on your phone. Manage multiple accounts and label conversations from within the mobile app. 3. Maps iOS users know the Apple Maps app is still sitting in a folder somewhere, taking up space. Android users don't have that drama. 4. Flipboard Flipboard collects the news from your social timelines into a clean, intuitive magazine experience customized to your interests. A new bookmarklet lets you add new content from your browser. 5. Chrome We can't overstate the awesomeness of syncing tabs between desktop and mobile, with Chrome. 6. Drive If you ever need to take down some notes on the go, Drive ensures they'll be waiting for you in the cloud later. 7. Dropbox Automatically sync your photos, documents and videos across all devices -- including your phone -- when you save an item to your Dropbox account. 8. ES File Explorer ES File Explorer functions as several apps in one: a file manager, application manager, task killer and a cloud storage service (it syncs with Drive, Dropbox and more). 9. Evernote You can use Evernote to do anything: Plan your day, make wishlists, save recipes, write notes for later and more. People are still finding creative uses for it. You should take it everywhere. 10. Goodreads Join a community of more than 8 million readers and draw from an enormous catalogue of suggested books. 11. Meme Generator Choose from more than 500 meme pic options, including Bad Luck Brian, "Brace Yourselves" Ned Stark, Good Guy Greg, Ridiculously Photogenic Guy, Bear Grylls, Conspiracy Keanu and Condescending Wonka. Y U NO MAKE MOAR MEMES??!? 12. Temple Run 2 Did you know Temple Run 2 updates with new obstacles? That means it's easier than ever to get frustrated in your free time. 13. Snapseed If Instagram isn't enough for you, Snapseed is more advanced photo editing software for your phone or tablet.

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Google crashed.!?!? Apps & Gmail Down For Many Since about 6PM Indian Time, Wednesday, April 17th, Google Apps and many of the products within it, including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Chat and so forth are down for many. There are tons of complaints on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

Google crashed.!?!? Apps & Gmail Down For Many Since about 6PM Indian Time, Wednesday, April 17th, Google Apps and many of the products within it, including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Chat and so forth are down for many. There are tons of complaints on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

Google crashed.!?!? Apps & Gmail Down For Many Since about 6PM Indian Time, Wednesday, April 17th, Google Apps and many of the products within it, including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Chat and so forth are down for many. There are tons of complaints on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

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What happens to your digital life, if you die? Most of us now live two lives, one in our actual world and the other in the virtual. When we die, our physical existence might come to an end, but the virtual presence lingers on. But what happens to all the content we have created online, our online accounts, our virtual transactions? What happens to stuff we have stored in the cloud and, unknowingly, in servers across the globe? Blogs, photos, financial accounts Like all creative products, literary writings, research notes, photographs, etc, that are created online will pass on to the legal heir of the deceased. There is, however, no specific law in India on this, but they are seen as intellectual property and treated likewise. Similarly, legal heirs have the right to access bank accounts and online records with, say, the Income Tax Department. Companies will have first right to stuff lying in official email services and servers. Facebook When a user passes away, Facebook gives their friends and relatives the option of memorialising their account to protect privacy. "Memorialising an account sets the account privacy so that only confirmed friends can see the profile (Timeline) or locate it in search. Friends and family can leave posts in remembrance. Memorialising an account also prevents anyone from logging into the account," says the Facebook blog. Facebook does not divulge the login details of the account to anyone, but "verified immediate family members" can request the removal of any Facebook account if they do not want to get it memorialised. Google Google has launched an inactive account manager feature that can be used as a digital will. Google is asking people what they want to happen to their digital photos, documents and other virtual belongings in case they die or become incapacitated. The Google Inactive Account Manager is not available for Google users with Google Apps accounts. Google says the service is is only available for Google accounts. Yahoo Email accounts of Yahoo are automatically deleted if it stays dormat for over four months. Yahoo will also close the account if a copy of the death certificate is emailed to cc-advoc@yahoo-inc.com. ... AND WHAT OTHERS DO Microsoft-MSN Account data on email or any other MSN service is transferred to legal heir after death if verified and preserved till that time. eBay All data of the user on the buy-sell website is deleted if death certificate is faxed to company. LinkedIn Account is closed if death verification form is filled. Flickr Account is terminated and photographs and content permanently deleted if copy of death certificate is provided. Evernote Evernote does not provide any details regarding the accounts of deceased users. Foursquare Foursquare does not provide any details regarding accounts of deceased users. Orkut Profile removed if death certificate is uploaded and an online form completed. PayPal If a death is reported, the account will be closed and a cheque made out to the account holder is issued to the legal heir. Twitter Account closed if request is received.

What happens to your digital life, if you die? Most of us now live two lives, one in our actual world and the other in the virtual. When we die, our physical existence might come to an end, but the virtual presence lingers on. But what happens to all the content we have created online, our online accounts, our virtual transactions? What happens to stuff we have stored in the cloud and, unknowingly, in servers across the globe? Blogs, photos, financial accounts Like all creative products, literary writings, research notes, photographs, etc, that are created online will pass on to the legal heir of the deceased. There is, however, no specific law in India on this, but they are seen as intellectual property and treated likewise. Similarly, legal heirs have the right to access bank accounts and online records with, say, the Income Tax Department. Companies will have first right to stuff lying in official email services and servers. Facebook When a user passes away, Facebook gives their friends and relatives the option of memorialising their account to protect privacy. "Memorialising an account sets the account privacy so that only confirmed friends can see the profile (Timeline) or locate it in search. Friends and family can leave posts in remembrance. Memorialising an account also prevents anyone from logging into the account," says the Facebook blog. Facebook does not divulge the login details of the account to anyone, but "verified immediate family members" can request the removal of any Facebook account if they do not want to get it memorialised. Google Google has launched an inactive account manager feature that can be used as a digital will. Google is asking people what they want to happen to their digital photos, documents and other virtual belongings in case they die or become incapacitated. The Google Inactive Account Manager is not available for Google users with Google Apps accounts. Google says the service is is only available for Google accounts. Yahoo Email accounts of Yahoo are automatically deleted if it stays dormat for over four months. Yahoo will also close the account if a copy of the death certificate is emailed to cc-advoc@yahoo-inc.com. ... AND WHAT OTHERS DO Microsoft-MSN Account data on email or any other MSN service is transferred to legal heir after death if verified and preserved till that time. eBay All data of the user on the buy-sell website is deleted if death certificate is faxed to company. LinkedIn Account is closed if death verification form is filled. Flickr Account is terminated and photographs and content permanently deleted if copy of death certificate is provided. Evernote Evernote does not provide any details regarding the accounts of deceased users. Foursquare Foursquare does not provide any details regarding accounts of deceased users. Orkut Profile removed if death certificate is uploaded and an online form completed. PayPal If a death is reported, the account will be closed and a cheque made out to the account holder is issued to the legal heir. Twitter Account closed if request is received.

What happens to your digital life, if you die? Most of us now live two lives, one in our actual world and the other in the virtual. When we die, our physical existence might come to an end, but the virtual presence lingers on. But what happens to all the content we have created online, our online accounts, our virtual transactions? What happens to stuff we have stored in the cloud and, unknowingly, in servers across the globe? Blogs, photos, financial accounts Like all creative products, literary writings, research notes, photographs, etc, that are created online will pass on to the legal heir of the deceased. There is, however, no specific law in India on this, but they are seen as intellectual property and treated likewise. Similarly, legal heirs have the right to access bank accounts and online records with, say, the Income Tax Department. Companies will have first right to stuff lying in official email services and servers. Facebook When a user passes away, Facebook gives their friends and relatives the option of memorialising their account to protect privacy. "Memorialising an account sets the account privacy so that only confirmed friends can see the profile (Timeline) or locate it in search. Friends and family can leave posts in remembrance. Memorialising an account also prevents anyone from logging into the account," says the Facebook blog. Facebook does not divulge the login details of the account to anyone, but "verified immediate family members" can request the removal of any Facebook account if they do not want to get it memorialised. Google Google has launched an inactive account manager feature that can be used as a digital will. Google is asking people what they want to happen to their digital photos, documents and other virtual belongings in case they die or become incapacitated. The Google Inactive Account Manager is not available for Google users with Google Apps accounts. Google says the service is is only available for Google accounts. Yahoo Email accounts of Yahoo are automatically deleted if it stays dormat for over four months. Yahoo will also close the account if a copy of the death certificate is emailed to cc-advoc@yahoo-inc.com. ... AND WHAT OTHERS DO Microsoft-MSN Account data on email or any other MSN service is transferred to legal heir after death if verified and preserved till that time. eBay All data of the user on the buy-sell website is deleted if death certificate is faxed to company. LinkedIn Account is closed if death verification form is filled. Flickr Account is terminated and photographs and content permanently deleted if copy of death certificate is provided. Evernote Evernote does not provide any details regarding the accounts of deceased users. Foursquare Foursquare does not provide any details regarding accounts of deceased users. Orkut Profile removed if death certificate is uploaded and an online form completed. PayPal If a death is reported, the account will be closed and a cheque made out to the account holder is issued to the legal heir. Twitter Account closed if request is received.

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Twitter Rolls Out Downloadable Tweets to Select Users - You'll soon be able to download all of your tweets since you opened your account, and some lucky users have already started doing so. Twitter has begun a gradual rollout of the ability to download every tweet you've ever created into an archive that resembles a calendar. Everyone has access to a few thousand tweets they've posted to the site, but the ability to download all of your tweets is only available to a select few users so far.

Twitter Rolls Out Downloadable Tweets to Select Users - You'll soon be able to download all of your tweets since you opened your account, and some lucky users have already started doing so. Twitter has begun a gradual rollout of the ability to download every tweet you've ever created into an archive that resembles a calendar. Everyone has access to a few thousand tweets they've posted to the site, but the ability to download all of your tweets is only available to a select few users so far.

Twitter Rolls Out Downloadable Tweets to Select Users - You'll soon be able to download all of your tweets since you opened your account, and some lucky users have already started doing so. Twitter has begun a gradual rollout of the ability to download every tweet you've ever created into an archive that resembles a calendar. Everyone has access to a few thousand tweets they've posted to the site, but the ability to download all of your tweets is only available to a select few users so far.

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Twitter working on a tool that allows users to retrieves old tweets- Twitter is reportedly working on a new feature that will enable users to see their whole tweet history. According to Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo, the new tool will help users to download a file of their twitter history. As of now users can only check out the last few thousand tweets.Twitter over the years has grown significantly and become one of the most effective modes of communication on the web.

Twitter working on a tool that allows users to retrieves old tweets- Twitter is reportedly working on a new feature that will enable users to see their whole tweet history. According to Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo, the new tool will help users to download a file of their twitter history. As of now users can only check out the last few thousand tweets.Twitter over the years has grown significantly and become one of the most effective modes of communication on the web.

Twitter working on a tool that allows users to retrieves old tweets- Twitter is reportedly working on a new feature that will enable users to see their whole tweet history. According to Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo, the new tool will help users to download a file of their twitter history. As of now users can only check out the last few thousand tweets.Twitter over the years has grown significantly and become one of the most effective modes of communication on the web.

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:: Google to unify privacy policy across products :: Google Inc plans to unify its privacy policy and terms of service across its online offerings, including its flagship search, Gmail and Google+ products, to make them easier to use, but the move could attract greater scrutiny from anti-trust regulators. In an online blog post, Google said it expects to roll out the revised guidelines in over a month's time, consolidating more than 60 separate privacy policies it uses for its online products. Google currently has more than 70 privacy policies covering all of its products. Right now, users of Google products have to agree to a new set of privacy policy and terms of services almost every time they sign up for a new service. This leaves them with an option to opt out of certain services like Google+ or Picasa. After the new policy comes into effect, user information from most Google products will be treated as a single trove of data, which the company could use for its targeted advertising dollars, raising potential red flags for anti-trust regulators. "If you're signed in, we may combine information you've provided from one service with information from other services," Google's director of privacy, product and engineering, Alma Whitten wrote in blog post. "In short, we'll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience." The announcement comes days after Google's decision to personalize its search feature drew criticism over privacy and anti-trust issues. Online privacy has come under scrutiny from anti-trust regulators as a handful of web giants have been accused of compromising user privacy to attract advertisers. Late last year, Facebook settled with the US FTC agreeing to be regulated for a period of 20 years whenever it decided to change its privacy policy. In 2010, the FTC settled charges with Twitter, after the agency alleged that the social networking service had failed to safeguard users' personal information. US regulators are reportedly looking into whether Google manipulates its search results to favor its own products and have expanded the probe to include Google+. "Regulators globally have been calling for shorter, simpler privacy policies - and having one policy covering many different products is now fairly standard across the Web," Whitten said in the post. Source :- ibnlive.com

:: Google to unify privacy policy across products :: Google Inc plans to unify its privacy policy and terms of service across its online offerings, including its flagship search, Gmail and Google+ products, to make them easier to use, but the move could attract greater scrutiny from anti-trust regulators. In an online blog post, Google said it expects to roll out the revised guidelines in over a month's time, consolidating more than 60 separate privacy policies it uses for its online products. Google currently has more than 70 privacy policies covering all of its products. Right now, users of Google products have to agree to a new set of privacy policy and terms of services almost every time they sign up for a new service. This leaves them with an option to opt out of certain services like Google+ or Picasa. After the new policy comes into effect, user information from most Google products will be treated as a single trove of data, which the company could use for its targeted advertising dollars, raising potential red flags for anti-trust regulators. "If you're signed in, we may combine information you've provided from one service with information from other services," Google's director of privacy, product and engineering, Alma Whitten wrote in blog post. "In short, we'll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience." The announcement comes days after Google's decision to personalize its search feature drew criticism over privacy and anti-trust issues. Online privacy has come under scrutiny from anti-trust regulators as a handful of web giants have been accused of compromising user privacy to attract advertisers. Late last year, Facebook settled with the US FTC agreeing to be regulated for a period of 20 years whenever it decided to change its privacy policy. In 2010, the FTC settled charges with Twitter, after the agency alleged that the social networking service had failed to safeguard users' personal information. US regulators are reportedly looking into whether Google manipulates its search results to favor its own products and have expanded the probe to include Google+. "Regulators globally have been calling for shorter, simpler privacy policies - and having one policy covering many different products is now fairly standard across the Web," Whitten said in the post. Source :- ibnlive.com

:: Google to unify privacy policy across products :: Google Inc plans to unify its privacy policy and terms of service across its online offerings, including its flagship search, Gmail and Google+ products, to make them easier to use, but the move could attract greater scrutiny from anti-trust regulators. In an online blog post, Google said it expects to roll out the revised guidelines in over a month's time, consolidating more than 60 separate privacy policies it uses for its online products. Google currently has more than 70 privacy policies covering all of its products. Right now, users of Google products have to agree to a new set of privacy policy and terms of services almost every time they sign up for a new service. This leaves them with an option to opt out of certain services like Google+ or Picasa. After the new policy comes into effect, user information from most Google products will be treated as a single trove of data, which the company could use for its targeted advertising dollars, raising potential red flags for anti-trust regulators. "If you're signed in, we may combine information you've provided from one service with information from other services," Google's director of privacy, product and engineering, Alma Whitten wrote in blog post. "In short, we'll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience." The announcement comes days after Google's decision to personalize its search feature drew criticism over privacy and anti-trust issues. Online privacy has come under scrutiny from anti-trust regulators as a handful of web giants have been accused of compromising user privacy to attract advertisers. Late last year, Facebook settled with the US FTC agreeing to be regulated for a period of 20 years whenever it decided to change its privacy policy. In 2010, the FTC settled charges with Twitter, after the agency alleged that the social networking service had failed to safeguard users' personal information. US regulators are reportedly looking into whether Google manipulates its search results to favor its own products and have expanded the probe to include Google+. "Regulators globally have been calling for shorter, simpler privacy policies - and having one policy covering many different products is now fairly standard across the Web," Whitten said in the post. Source :- ibnlive.com

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