Earlier this week, Google provided more ammunition to those who target them for monopolizing Internet services. The company announced a change to the way they handle consumer privacy across their services, leaving many to wonder how this change would affect their online privacy.
Google released a statement this morning on a company blog in which Policy Manager Betsy Masiello assured users that Google is not collecting any data now that it had not already been collecting. The merging of the 60-plus privacy polices to a single, all-inclusive police would serve only to streamline things.
Masiello also said that the privacy tools will stay in place after the March 1st lauch of the revised policy, ensuring everyone that they will still be able to use the service in the same way they have used them.
Though many of Google's online services can be used without logging in to the site or even registering an account, it remains to be seen whether any of that will change and if any additional information will be collected as users visit Google's platforms.
Google is standing by their statement that the users are the ones that will benefit from this change, though there are many who believe it is in fact Google and its advertisers who will be the biggest recipients from these changes.
In the meantime, Google continues its quest to dominate the world of search and anything else it feels like sticking its proverbial nose into.