Thursday, 26 January 2012

Google Privacy Policy

Wouldn't you know that just 2 weeks after I start term requiring students to use Google, as the "lesser" of evils in dealing with access to course content and online-facilitated learning, they change their usage/privacy policy. I tend to think this is a bit less of an issue than companies like facebook and Microsoft would like to think it is, and that Google's policies are, on the whole, better, rather than worse than the rest of the industry. At the same time, it does show the potential problems with 3rd party systems, especially free ones.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/google-privacy-policy-is-subject-of-backlash/2012/01/25/gIQAzwZCRQ_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop

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