This week the changes Google has made to its privacy settings have been heavily featured in the news but is the situation being blown out of proportion and are people making more of a fuss about it than necessary?
Google is a business and needs to make money to continue offering the free services that they do. The way they make their money is through advertising and if they wish to change the policies for the services they own and operate then who’s to say they can’t? People most likely do a search on Google or view a YouTube video at least once a day and don’t pay anything to use these services. If people don’t like the new changes that a company are making then there are always other alternatives out there for people to use, but people stick with Google because the services they offer are that good. Don’t forget as well that these changes are only going to majorly affect users that are logged into a Google account. Are people worried that their YouTube viewing is so different to their usage of Blogger that they don’t want ads related to one site’s usage appearing on another? Since the changes have already been implemented, it will be interesting to see how this develops in the near future.
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