Google policy change now allows this Web giant to use your name, profile picture and comments within its advertisements.
Indeed, since November 11th, Google can use your activities – e.g. when you write a review or assign a +1 via Google+ – and use them for its own ads.
So, if you give a +1 via Google plus to your favorite baggel shop, the later can use it on advertising campaigns via Google.
This is another step in Google evolution always aiming at being more social. Already though, when launching a search request, you could see what your Google contacts had shared about it, through the results of “social search” integrated into your application.
If you do not want to see your name & picture in commercials, so here’s how to proceed. Simply log into your Google account and visit the “shared recommendations” (click here). Then go down to the bottom of the page and uncheck the option “Based upon my activity, Google may show my name and profile photo in shared endorsements that appear in ads. You just then have to click on” Register “.
Just be careful as this option is used to prevent the use of your photo and comments in advertising campaigns. But if you recommend a song on Google Play without restricting it only to your friends, for example, this recommendation is public and can be displayed in Google Play.
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