Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Empowering users to control their privacy



Updated video added below


How do you come up with solutions for online privacy when technology is constantly evolving? It’s a challenge that engineers face every day when figuring out how to make it intuitive, simple, and useful for Internet users to take control of their privacy and security. It’s also the topic that Dr. Alma Whitten, Google’s lead privacy engineer, will be addressing alongside representatives from Apple, AT&T, and Facebook later today at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.


Alma’s testimony will focus on how we put our privacy principles into practice. She’ll talk about products like the Google Dashboard (which provides users with a one-stop, easy-to-use control panel for the information they store with their Google accounts and products) and our Ads Preferences Manager (which allows users to edit the categories used to serve them interest-based ads, or opt out altogether). These are examples of how we’ve developed privacy tools by focusing on transparency, user control, and security.


You can read Alma’s full written testimony here, or watch the video below.


3 comments:

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Kalavati said...

We do not like your stance against NET NEUTRALITY! It's not clear where to post comments to u Google, but all the enormous good will generated by your company will evaporate. Why squeeze out the little guy, the American public? Dont slow down or charge for access to us, regular Americans.

William said...

I wish people would take a look at their settings or make sure what invite they are accepting before they complain about privacy breaks. It is also funny how people think that their "open" network are private and Google stole something from them.