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Google Incurs Users' Wrath With Major Privacy Policy Changes

Google this week unveiled sweeping changes to its privacy policy that have elicited the type of response from users that's usually associated with whacking a giant beehive with a baseball bat.

In consolidating some 70 different privacy policies covering its products into a single policy, Google is telling folks that it's aiming for "a simpler, more intuitive Google experience" -- one that involves sharing user data across all its services.

Online privacy advocates are fuming over the changes, however, with some claiming that Google's "don't be evil" mantra is starting to acquire an unmistakable tinge of hypocrisy.


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