Google: Privacy

    • Google now removing medical records from its search results

      Google is now purging private medical information from their search results. Bloomberg reported the change in Google’s removal policies, which adds a single line that reads: Confidential, personal medical records of private people Google did not give much information to Bloomberg about the change, only telling Bloomberg that they have “confirmed the changes do not affect search advertising.

      Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 12 readers -
  • Google Analytics now secures all web traffic

    … in privacy related concerns we have made the decision to secure all communication to and from Google Analytics, protecting our clients, our client’s end users, and the broader internet,” the Analytics team wrote in an email to users. In the help pages, Google notes that Analytics users might see some effects from this change. Because HTTPS encrypted…

    Ginny Marvin/ Marketing Landin Google- 21 readers -
  • Google Updates User Ads Settings When Signed In Or Out

    … see fewer ads” when opted in, and you’re more likely to see ads for products and services you’ve already searched for. When you go to the ad setting page while signed-in to a Google account, you’ll see a the interests and demographics data Google has paired you with based on your Google+ profile and browsing and search behavior. Options…

    Ginny Marvin/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 23 readers -
  • EFF Launches New Do Not Track Standard With Coalition Of Web Companies

    … In reaction to the digital advertising industry’s inability to come to a consensus on how to or whether to adhere to users’ “Do Not Track” browser preferences, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy firm Disconnect and a group of internet companies have announced a new Do Not Track (DNT) setting to offer stronger protections…

    Ginny Marvin/ Marketing Land- 14 readers -
  • UK Paper Argues Right To Be Forgotten Being Abused In Some Cases

    …: Examples of links deleted by Google include a number of Mail articles detailing issues ranging from drug abuse to incest, murder and spying . . . For instance, Mail received a request to remove a May 2009 article describing the sordid captivity in which Josef Fritzl kept his family . . . Another Mail story removed from Google concerned Ronald Castree…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 20 readers -
  • Google’s Europe CEO Brittin Undertakes New Charm Offensive

    … Google seems to be striking a more humble and conciliatory tone in Europe — out of necessity. Eric Schmidt, the primary face of Google in Europe, now appears to be stepping aside in favor of Matt Brittin, a UK native and the head of Google’s European operations. Schmidt can be charming but can also come off as insufficiently concerned about…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 21 readers -
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