Google, Data, Sundar Pichai

The CEO of Google Sundar Pichai, who is hosting this year’s Google’s yearly developer conference on Tuesday, said about some most advanced technology. He showed how Google Assistant could schedule appointments for you over the phone without any human intervention. He also shows the customized Google Maps and other feature which will help in finishing the sentences when you type an email.

Google currently has about seven products which have at least 1 billion active monthly users. Most of the users are unaware that their data are used in this way, and sometimes they could not work as well without access to the user’s data.  As per Morning Consult poll, it had helped Google as one of the world’s most well-regarded brands.

Google sees Future through your data

David Yoffie, who is a professor at the Havard Business School, said in an email, “Google is walking a very fine line. Search, plus Android gives Google amazing insight into individual behaviour. Google’s stated privacy policies seem adequate, but the question that I cannot answer is whether Google’s stated policy and actual behaviour are the same. Facebook had a stated policy for the last three years which most of us found acceptable until Cambridge Analytica came to light.”

The Google gets the data from the users when users start using Google products like YouTube, Google Drive, Google Maps and Google Search. The more the user uses this service, the more the Google gets the data.  According to Google’s privacy policy, “We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain and protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Google and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results and ads.”

Google has installed some guardrails to protect the data from being misused. The company said that it is not selling any users data and it makes a user anonymous after 18 months, and it also offers tools which help in deleting the recorded data piece by piece or entirely.

A user can limit the data which is being collected by Google by changing the advertising preferences. The company also offers to fine-tune the controls to help the user to opt out of tracking via Google’s advertising cookie. You can see and delete the data by personal tracking about yourself.


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