Here is a good article on how it relates to GAE: http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2012/02/15/Googles-Apps-for-Education-and-the-New-Privacy-Policy.aspx?Page=1
Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT
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Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:30 AM
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Subject: Reminder: Google's policy is changing March 1st
Reminder: Google's policy is changing March 1st<http://www.google-weekly.net/2012/02/reminder-googles-policy-is-changing.html>
I will speak more about this on my next show but I wanted to put the reminder out.
Google's new policy goes in effect March 1st. The new policy is a consolidation of 60 individual policies that Google had. There is a lot of hype around the policy as it clearly states that Google can share information across it's services. What many don't understand is that Google has had a version of this right all along, but it was not as easy to understand.
Google does not share your information but rather leaves a cookie on your computer with key information like what are your common searches, or what your location is, or even what phone you own. This cookie on your computer is what gets used to help target adds that are shown to you. By no means are the advertisers getting your information.
The new policy is less about the cookie or advertising and more about all their services being able to have access to your information. This is for your convince. An example of future use of this policy change is the ability to have your gmail contents available to you when you use Youtube.
I will double-check but I am pretty sure this policy does not effect the education edition of Google apps (if someone reading this knows a link to this information please post it in the comments.)
The new policy can be read here, along with instructions on how to disable the cookie if you are concerned about that: http://www.google.com/intl/en-US/policies/privacy/
If you want to see what information Google has on you and manage that information then you can look at your dashboard, which is basically their file on you: https://www.google.com/dashboard/b/0/
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