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Google's update makes privacy easierFrom The 3:59 show: It's simpler now to find out how much Google knows about you
Google has released an update that shows you how much information the tech giant has on you so after Facebook's data misuse scandal they also released this tool to tell you how much data that it has on you. But I also remember people pointing out that Google has way more information on you than Facebook does, which makes sense. Facebook is generally just one social network but Google has data from your chrome browser, from Gmail. What you're looking up in Google Maps. Youtube. What you watch on Youtube. Where you are if you're using an Android phone. And so it obviously has a much bigger data profile on you. So, this update you can find your privacy settings and the data that they have on you from Google's apps now. Right now it's available in Gmail, but they're planning on rolling it out to. Like maps and photos and all these other like Google apps that are available. Is this something that you're planning on using? I mean I'll take a look at it but I find there's a lot of big hype about privacy settings. Privacy and information tools and for the average consumer they're never gonna make the 304 mouse clicks required to take a look, they won't know what to look for if they do, you and I are very aware of this but But if you saw the average person in the streets, they're like Google's tracking me, all right, what else is new? Yeah- People just, it's so complicated an issue, they just throw their hands up and say I don't even know what to do about it. There's always this whole thing of data apathy, in the sense of it's just like- That's exactly, that's a great term, I love that. Yeah, where the idea is that Yeah, Google has all my information, but I also like knowing where I'm going at any time. It's transparency theatre. Yeah, that's a pretty good way to describe it.