When was the last time you worried about your online data? Or what Facebook and Google do with the content we create on their platforms?
Most of us don’t read the fine print and rely on others to ‘mediate’ what the recent privacy changes mean. The video below is Google trying to explain what Google is up to. At face value, it’s a consolidation and updating exercise – because Google is not what it first set out to be. Now, its our vital ‘lifelong’ communication / learning / utility / entertainment / data repository channel. It used to be just about search once. Then again, Facebook once was about spotty students eyeing up each other’s profiles.
Times change. And we all have to become better at reading the fine print.