Regulators around the world had asked Google to hold off on implementing the policy while they took a closer look at it, but the Internet giant said that would confuse people. In a separate blog post, Alma Whitten, Google’s director of privacy, product, and engineering, notes that the company isn’t collecting additional information about users and provides links to change settings if you have concerns.
EU regulators are already raising questions about whether this policy breaks European laws. And here in the U.S., MSNBC raises the specter of Big Brother. ”…[I]t is now better equipped to help out law enforcement officials and the government when it comes to finding out about you,” it writes.