Google’s new ‘About Me’ page encompasses people’s personal information across Google services – like YouTube, Google+ social network, Photos – and lets users see, change, or delete the info.
People usually have a bunch of personal accounts spread across the Web. Although most people are concerned about their privacy and how their personal information could be used by others, hardy anyone has the time to look at every account to make sure that their info is not being shared.
The ‘About Me’ main page shows the users’ personal information like birthday, gender, work history (as well as other things) and allows people to chose whether they want to share their information publicly, only with friends, or just delete it.
On the dashboard there is a “Privacy Button” in the lower-left corner which users can click to find how their personal information in being shared online. That will take them to another page where they can customize things on their YouTube page, Google profile, and so on.
Alphabet Inc. – a multinational conglomerate that is the parent company of Google, as well as other companies – did a similar thing in 2012 when it consolidated the privacy policies for most of its seventy services into a single document.
“Privacy Basics” was introduced by Facebook last year, which it is a tutorial that explains what personal information the social networking service makes public, and how users can control what information is being shared.
Those who would like to look up all their personal information that is being shared on Google can go to aboutme.google.com to do so.
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