New Google Settings to Watch Out For – TIME TO DELETE ALL THOSE +1’S
Posted by Sin City Examiner
Many people don’t realize that when they sign up for Gmail, Google also administers them a Google Plus account. It’s easy enough to delete. However, if you don’t, here are two new default setting you should be aware of.
1) Shared endorsements: Earlier this month, Google began a practice of using the Google Account profile names and photos of its consumers in advertisements.
The web giant announced this controversial change was coming back in November. Now it’s in full swing, and any product, restaurant or service you may have +1’d since January 10 may be benefiting from you more than you know. Specifically, your name and photo could appear alongside of it in an advertisement seen by those in your Google Plus circles.
Under Google’s revamped ‘terms of service,’ this power is euphemistically called ‘shared endorsements.’