Google Revises Privacy Policy

The search-engine giant will push its new briefer privacy policy with an email to every Gmail account and a notice on its homepage, the company said after announcing Tuesday that a revised policy will go into effect March 1. It’s the biggest change Google has made to its privacy policy since 2010 and will involve consolidating more than 60 separate policies into one. Users buried the company in complaints two weeks ago after Google+ posts were included in search results, but the updated rules were in the works well before then, Google says. In the new guidelines, Google will make clear that information from one Google service, such as Google+, may be used in other Google services, according to Google’s director of privacy.