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Google facing protests over policy change

  • Google is soon going to begin following people's comments and other actions on Google+ in order to use that information to display their names and faces in personalized advertisements. 

    Although, the company mentioned that its easy for people to opt out of the program, it's facing several protests. One of the protests involves users changing their profile photos to Google boss Eric Schmidt so his image instead of theirs is displayed on ads. 

    Google has not yet commented on these protests; Facebook, too faced a similar issue back in 2011 over its "sponsored stories" when it had to pay $20M in compensation. 

     

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