Google Again Creeps Into Your Privacy

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 30 August 2012, 12:44 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: It seems like Google, the company with “Don’t Be Evil” policy is deviating more from is track. The latest feature from the search giant, which many people call “creepy” is the addition of birthday remainders to the Google search.

If you had chosen to share your birthday on Google Plus, Google will display it on top of your friend’s search bar on your birthday, after he/she logged in to their Google account.

So the birthdays of people in your circles will appear on top of your search bar, until they chose not to share it.  Google’s Irene Chung posted about this update in Google Plus: “Everyone deserves a little love on their birthday, so we’re making it easier for you and your friends to celebrate on Google. Starting today, you’ll see a reminder on when someone in your circles has a birthday! From there it’s easy to share a fun message, photo, or video with the birthday gal or guy.

When it’s your special day, we only remind the people you’ve chosen to share your birthday with.  

At first you’ll only see birthday reminders if you’re searching in English on We’ll be rolling this feature out gradually over the next few days.”

So you won’t have to check into the Facebook notifications for birthday remainders. Google, in a plan of syncing all its services around Google Plus has recently brought many updates into its search engine with the recent one being incorporating Gmail results into users’ search results.

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