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[ NNSquad ] Google to start selling user endorsements in ads, but with opt-out (unlike Facebook)

Google to start selling user endorsements in ads, but with opt-out (unlike Facebook)

http://j.mp/1bj1yJW  (Google+ / New York Times)

Unlike Facebook, Google is wisely allowing users to opt-out of this
program. I have chosen to exercise that option. More to say when more
details are known. I don't have ads on my own sites and I'm personally
uninterested in lending my endorsement to other parties' ads. Your
mileage -- as the saying goes -- of course may vary. Addendum: This
setting is already available (thanks Google!):

http://j.mp/1bj8jvb  (Google+ settings)

My fundamental problem with this kind of system isn't with endorsing
products and services per se, but with endorsing specific advertisers
about whom I may know nothing and might be unwilling to recommend if I
did -- and not all advertisers of the same product or service are
created equal.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
Google+: http://google.com/+LaurenWeinstein 
Twitter: http://twitter.com/laurenweinstein
Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com
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