Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 13, 2012 @ 7:51PM
Created on February 13, 2012 @ 6:20PM
Two weeks ago, 5 News told you about Google's new terms of service, that's caused many to cry foul when it comes to protecting your privacy. Well late last week, an advocacy group took legal action against Google, and their new policy.
Some Google users we talked to today, say while the changes could be useful, they also seem like an invasion of privacy.
"I think it's not really a good idea because it is an invasion of privacy and a lot of people don't want all their business being out there," said Roland Stephen Wilson, Google User.
"They can pretty much look at anything that you've done. And like, I mean if you want to get rid of it, you really can't, so I mean it's kind of lame," said Brandon Wilson, Google User.
"I understand that they're trying to make it easier for a search engine, for it to just come up, but a lot of times there's things that people don't want other people to see," said Roland Stephen Wilson.
Basically how the new policy works, is say if you're logged into your Google account, and you search for a celebrity, the next time you visit YouTube, you'll see that celebrity's music videos or TV appearances suggested for you to look at, even if you've never searched for them on YouTube before. Some say while this could be useful, it also seems like an invasion of privacy. But even though they don't like the changes, they say they're not going to stop using the search engine.
"I'm still going to use Google. Yeah, I mean, I use it the majority of the time for homework and papers and stuff like that, assignments, so, I'm still going to use it," said Brandon Wilson.
"No, probably not, because I've been using it for years, so it's probably going to continue," said Roland Stephen Wilson.
Google officials say the company is taking steps to make Google users aware of the new policy changes, and say the new policy will make it easier for those to understand.
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