Google has quietly dropped ban on personally identifiable web tracking


When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007,
Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the
company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of
advertising products.” And, for nearly a decade, Google did in
fact keep DoubleClick’s massive database of web-browsing records
separate by default from the names and other personally
identifiable information Google has collected from Gmail and its
other login accounts. But this summer, Google quietly erased that
last privacy line in the sand – literally crossing out the
lines in its privacy policy that promised to keep the two pots of
data separate by…


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Google has quietly dropped ban on personally identifiable web tracking