Skip Nav
Digital Life
7 Apps to Help You Start a 365-Day Challenge in 2017
Politics
Donald Trump Thinks Drugs Are Cheaper Than Candy So the Internet Made It a Hilarious Meme
Facebook
Solve the Brain-Teaser That Is Driving People on Facebook Insane

Google's Privacy Policies

In Response to Criticism, Google Will Simplify Privacy Policies

After attacks on its privacy polices — from issues with Google Buzz to the creepy anti-Google video put out by Consumer Watchdog — Google says it will simplify its privacy policies to help consumers better understand them. A Google blog post calls many privacy policies "long, complicated, and lawerly," vowing to make its policies "more transparent and understandable."

Get the lowdown on all of the changes after the jump.

The changes, which are coming shortly after Facebook Privacy overhaul, are not actual changes in policy. Google is simplifying the ones that already exist. All of Google's products are governed by one main policy, but many have supplemental policies of their own. To eliminate some of this clutter and confusion, Google will change policies to govern multiple products where it makes sense (Gmail, Talk, and Calendar, for example) and is rewriting redundant parts to make them more easily understood by the casual Internet user.

Google will also be adding content to its Help Center to help users navigate these policies and rolling out a new privacy tools page that includes all popular privacy features and options. The new, streamlined policy will debut on Oct. 3.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
How to Keep Your Social Networks Private
Google Lawsuit Settlement
JonBenet Ramsey Murder Case Information
What It's Like to Be the Child of an Undocumented Immigrant
Coretta Scott King and Gay Rights | Video
Prince Philip Over the Years
Families Reunite After Travel Ban (Video)

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds