CNET Update: Google putting your face in ads
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CNET Update: Google putting your face in ads

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Search ads will feature Google+ users and their recommendations, Facebook users can't hide from searches, and the Blue Screen of Death strikes some iPhone 5S owners.

-If you write a review on Google, it could end up in a Google advertisement. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET update. Google is following the footsteps of Facebook and is taking Google+, Reviews, +1s, and other endorsements and using them in display advertisements. Google updated its terms of service to specify that your Google+ profile name and photo may appears on ads on the site, but you can opt out. So, if you gave a good rating to a restaurant, a product, or a business, Google may put your review and face with the ad. Marketers just love throwing your face and name in an ad because, as consumers, we listen to the opinions of people we know. You can learn more about this or opt out by going to Google+ settings and look for shared endorsements. People are also getting worked up about a policy change Facebook recently made. There was a setting that prevented people from finding you if they typed in your name in the search box. Facebook removed it for most users, but for those that had the no search setting turned on, Facebook will be removing it. That means if you're on Facebook, anyone can find you. Facebook is sending out reminders about the change in the coming weeks. It's a little confusing, but just keep in mind to go through your settings and review what info is public and what is seen by friends only. In other tech annoyances, it seems the blue screen of death always associated with a Windows crash is now occurring on the new iPhone 5S. Some iPhone owners are writing on Apple support communities and Mac rumor forums complaining of a bug which causes the screen to flash blue and then reboot. The videos posted online show the crash happens when multitasking between apps and while using the numbers app, which is part of Apple's iWork Suite. Switching gears, let's take a peek into the future with an early glimpse of what could be the next version of android on the upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone. Italian tech website, Tutto Android, has publishes leak images of what likely is android 4.4 nicknamed Kitkat. It's loaded on what could be Google's next phone. There are also details indicating there's an improvement on voice activated search, a new camera shortcut from the lock screen, and a different app drawer, but this isn't the first leak. Earlier, the tech blog, Gadget Helpline, published some screenshots that indicated there are options built in for printing and for managing payments. We're expecting Google to officially unveil it very soon. That's your tech news update, but you'll get more details at cnet.com/update. For our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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