What does Gone Google mean from a privacy standpoint?
Qual a segurança por trás do Google Apps? Vejam alguns detalhes do Google Apps Premier Edition Agreements.
Just because I’m curious I had a closer look at the Google Apps Agreements. I’m no lawyer but this sounds pretty nasty to me.
Regarding privacy the Google Apps Premier Edition Agreements states the following:
Google and its licensors shall own all right, title and interest, including without limitation all Intellectual Property Rights relating to the Service (and any derivative works or enhancements thereof), including but not limited to, all software, technology, information, content, materials, guidelines, and documentation, except that Google does not own Customer Content, or any End User or third-party content and/or information used as a part of the Service, including the content of communications appearing as part of the Service.
How I read it: Google does not own your content. However Google can index your content and thus profile users.
The terms for GOOGLE APPS STANDARD EDITION AGREEMENT are even worse. Just one example on termination of usage:
Except as provided in Section 18, Google reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. Customer agrees that Google may at any time and for any reason terminate this Agreement and/or terminate the provision of all or any portion of the Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Google will provide at least thirty (30) days notice to Customer prior to terminating or suspending the hosted email service (if provided to Customer).
Then the story moves on:
Sensitive information is linked and described as following:
"Sensitive personal information" includes information we know to be related to confidential medical information, racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs or sexuality and tied to personal information.
So if you connect the dots;
Google does not collect or use sensitive informative like confidential medical information or religious beliefs except to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web.
Again, I’m no lawyer here but this sounds pretty nasty to me. The way I interpret this:
You are logged in with at work and just used your company mail. Google places a Cookie on your machine. You then search for a specific disease or medicine. One of the advertisers with Google happens to be your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider can now do marketing around your disease?
Is this really the case or am I misreading this?
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