Google’s New Terms Mean You Could Soon Be Acting as a Product Endorser

Tony Hirst, Robin Good, Oct 15, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Tony Hirst describes a new Google setting that has your name show up as endorsements for products and services. Here is the link to turn it off - it's on by default, but I've turned it off in my own account (and have moved a step closer to deleting my Google account entirely). I've see other people's endorsements in search results - I don't think these can be turned off, except by unfriending everyone. Hirst looks at a few more of Google's recent innovations, "a little something that invisibly enmeshes me a little deeper in the Google knowledge web."

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