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Google Plus Could Use Your Profile in Ads by Default. Imagine turning on the TV one day to find your conversation with a friend about your favorite restaurant used in an advertisement without your permission.

Google Plus Could Use Your Profile in Ads by Default

You talk to the owner of the restaurant. He points to a sign that says any customer comments can be used in advertising unless you specify otherwise. Well, Google’s new policy to use the profiles of members of its Google Plus social network to advertise for products they have liked, shared or reviewed isn’t quite that bad. New Google Plus Ads Sell Profile Info The policy, which will go into effect Nov. 11, will only allow, say, your review of an album to be shown to friends, family and other connections with whom you generally share. As the company explains in its official terms of service update: Recommendations from people you know can really help. It’s also true that Google gives users what appears to be a fairly easy way to opt out of having them use your profile in ads. How Google Plus Users Opt Out of Ads TV Photo via Shutterstock. Terms of Service update – Policies & Principles – Google.

The Google Terms of Service was updated on November 11, 2013.

Terms of Service update – Policies & Principles – Google

Because many of you are allergic to legalese, here’s a plain English summary for your convenience. We’ve made three changes: First, clarifying how your Profile name and photo might appear in Google products (including in reviews, advertising and other commercial contexts). You can control whether your image and name appear in ads via the Shared Endorsements setting.Second, a reminder to use your mobile devices safely. Third, details on the importance of keeping your password confidential. Here are some more details: How your Profile name and photo may appear (including in reviews and advertising) We want to give you – and your friends and connections – the most useful information.

Feedback from people you know can save you time and improve results for you and your friends across all Google services, including Search, Maps, Play and in advertising. Use your mobile devices safely Be careful with your password. Facebook Now Allows Users to Search Timelines. What is Tor? A beginner's guide to the privacy tool. Until this year, the internet privacy tool Tor was scarcely heard of outside the tech community.

What is Tor? A beginner's guide to the privacy tool

Since revelations about the surveillance strategies of US and UK spies, Tor has become a focus of criticism, accused of facilitating a dangerous "dark web" of paedophiles, drug dealers and arms traders. But while the NSA has tried to crack its security, Tor's principal source of funding has been other parts of the US government. While a criminal contingent may use the site to disguise identities, its creators point to a wider group of legitimate users including journalists, activists, law enforcement professionals, whistleblowers and businesses.

In a year Tor has grown from 500,000 daily users worldwide to more than 4 million users, provoking an increasingly public debate along the way. What is Tor? The Tor project is a non-profit organisation that conducts research and development into online privacy and anonymity. Who created Tor? Who uses Tor? The dark side of Tor.