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Google Privacy Checklist: How to Check Your Settings and Control Your Privacy

You have been hearing about it for weeks, but the big day is. On March 1, today, Google is implementing its new privacy policy and terms of service, unifying 70 separate privacy policies and extending them across most of Google’s offerings.

This grand consolidation means that all of your Google account data will live in a single database that every Google service can access. Google Maps will have access to your Gmail data, which will have access to your YouTube history, and so on. Google insists that this change will ultimately benefit users, but privacy advocacy groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation fear that users will lose control over the personal data they’ve shared with Google.

If you’d like to exert control over your Google-based data, now is the time to act.

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