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    Google Consolidates Privacy Policy

    Posted by Curtis | Posted in | Posted on 30-01-2012


    thumbnailThe big G has announced that it will consolidate more than 60 privacy policies from all its services into one simpler privacy policy.

    "In short, we’ll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience," wrote Alma Whitten, director of privacy at Google.

    Betsy Masiello, Google’s policy manager, says that the new privacy policy is intended to make "things simpler and we’re trying to be upfront about it.

    Everything seems on the level and having one privacy policy does seem to make it easier for us users while we use Google and their various services.

    However, there has been a response from eight house members in a form of a letter:

    "While Google suggests that the purpose of this shift in policy is to make the consumer experience simpler, we want to make sure it does not make protecting consumer privacy more complicated," stated the letter. "We believe that consumers should have the ability to opt-out of data collection when they are not comfortable with a company’s terms of service and that the ability to exercise that choice should be simple and straightforward."

    So there are members of the House currently making sure that Google is not trying to pull a fast one on us. That’s a good thing. Google must respond to this letter by Feb 16th.

    Massiello had this response regarding opting out:

    "If you are logged in, you can still edit or turn off your Search history, switch Gmail chat to ‘off the record,’ control the way Google tailors ads to your interests, use Incognito mode on Chrome, or use any of the other privacy tools we offer," noted Masiello in her post.

    She also stressed that Google isn’t collecting any more data than it already did.

    In truth, the only way to completely opt-out of Google’s data collection is to not log in and use their services. This is a choice that you will have to make.

    If you have read through the new Privacy Policy you may notice that Google does collect information from you while you use their services. The thing is that they always have done this – its just now they want to use this information across their services interchangeably.

    What does this mean to you?

    Google is taking the information from almost all of its services, including Picasa, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Search, and consolidating them so they can know more about what you’re doing. They want to do this so they can start developing more integration between their apps and services. For example, Google will be able to “provide reminders that you’re going to be late for a meeting based on your location, your calendar and an understanding of what traffic is like that day.”

    Basically, they are looking to cater the Google experience to be more personal for each individual. In order to this, they will need to gather and use information from most of their services.

    The bottom line:

    Google has already been gathering this information from you when you use its services. Now they are going to combine that data together to create a more personalized experienced for you.

    As this progresses, and things become more personalized to each individual, it will affect internet marketing and seo on their services like Search and YouTube. However, we have already been moving in that direction. Rather than fight against it, we can go with the flow while we watch and learn how to utilize it to improve our online businesses.

    Of course we will keep you posted if there are any further developments related to this. You can always count on the Internet Income Academy for the latest and greatest information regarding internet marketing, internet business, and making money online. Cheers!

    Google’s new privacy policy goes into effect on March 1st 2012. To view Google’s new privacy policy go here: http://www.google.com/policies

    IIA Happenings: Google Plus, Win $500, SOPA…

    Posted by Curtis | Posted in | Posted on 27-01-2012


    Google Plus Tutorial Added
    Google Plus is now an essential part of your social marketing since Google has integrated them in the search results.
    Learn How To Market With The Latest Social Networking Phenomenon Google+ …

    January 2012 Contest – Win $500 (who will win?)
    Only a few days left in this months contest – who will take home the $500 in cold hard greenbacks? click here

    Fiverr.com, Review pages, First page results
    Discussions continue this week inside the IIA Forum with topics ranging from fiverr.com to review pages to first page ranking results. We also have fellow member Dave asking for some help with his new website – check it out and see if you can help him…

    SOPA, PIPA Curbed Due To World Wide Web Strike
    Internet users, tech companies, and non-profits joined together to defend fundamental rights on the internet. To a lot of elites in Congress and the corporate world, the internet is just something that lazy teenagers use to spam people with pictures of photoshopped unicorns. The blackout showed that the peer-to-peer internet is about empowerment, and that when we work together we can defeat the corrupt politics… read more >>>

    Get Social – Connect With IIA

    New Tutorial Added: Google+ 101

    Posted by Internet Income Academy | Posted in Learn To Earn | Posted on 26-01-2012


    Google+New course added to IIA: Google+ 101

    Learn How To Market With The Latest Social Networking Phenomenon Google+

    View Tutorial Here >>>

    WordPress, Wikipedia Going On Strike Today

    Posted by Curtis | Posted in | Posted on 18-01-2012


    Just a quick note to make you aware that many of the largest web companies are going on strike today.
    Why? To oppose internet censorship that could affect us all.

    Try going to http://wikipedia.org right now to see what I’m talking about and read more it.
    Even Google has their logo blacked out.

    Check out the video on http://wordpress.org to learn more.
    Here is the direct link to the video on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/31100268

    You can also get more information about it here:



    Spread the word and send a quick email to congress. Let’s keep the web free…

    January 2012 Contest – Win $500!

    Posted by Curtis | Posted in | Posted on 11-01-2012


    One IIA Member will win $500 extra bucks this month…


    Join in on the IIA Insiders Club Contest today and it may be you!


    Details here >>>