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• The Washington Post reports on how Google is changing its privacy policies, integrating user information across some 60 different services across the company so that it treats the customer “as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience.”

According to the Post explanation, “In a nutshell, Google is taking information from almost all of your Google services - including Gmail, Picasa, YouTube and search - and integrating the data so that they can learn more about you. Google Books, Google Wallet and Google Chrome will retain their own additional policies, partly for legal reasons, but Google could still integrate data from these services ... Google says it will be able to do a lot more ‘cool things’ when it combines information across products. There’s ‘so much more that Google can do to help you’ if you share your information with them.”
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