Google’s About Me page helps users control personal info

The About Me page, tailored for each user and editable, contains information including work history, contact information, educational background and places the user has lived, along with gender and birthday.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.computerworld.com

People concerned about how much information is out there about them on Google have a new way to control what everyone can see.

Without any fanfare, Google has begun rolling out an About Me page to make it easier for people to control what others can see about them across Google services.  The page should be welcome news to people concerned about their privacy, according to Zeus Kerravala, an analyst with ZK Research.  “With this feature, there are no changes to what information people can see, but a way for people to better control what people can see about them across Google services in one place,”Google spokesperson wrote in an email to  Computerworld.   Google, with its myriad services like Gmail, search, YouTube and productivity apps, has been collecting a lot of information about its users.  The About Me page, which is tailored for each user, contains information like work history, contact information, educational background and places the user has lived, along with gender and birthday.

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