Google told the Journal that the company had used privacy settings that Google users had enabled. But, that statement should be taken with a grain of salt. The fact of the matter is that most users have no idea what settings have been enabled and disabled. This, to say the least, is a dangerous way to go about browsing the Internet.
Your Google Privacy Settings
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Right now, it’s a bit tricky to navigate through Google’s privacy settings. However, Google has told press that the company plans to make these details easier to see, read, and understand. Google has also erased the code that the company was using to track Safari users. Even though this data mining process was uncovered, you can really never be too safe with your information.