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Google changes privacy policy

Google on Thursday launched its new private policy. This will allow the internet browser to compile...

Google search engine. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

Google on Thursday launched its new private policy.

This will allow the internet browser to compile profiles of users, by combining web searches with the Google accounts they may be logged into.

The information it compiles will give the company names of all the websites users regularly visit.

This way, its services are customised and their advertising is more focused.

The sites will then be stored in a database, which will be available even if the consumer deletes it from their browser history.

But Google's public policy manager Anthony House said users can rest assured that any data collected, will be kept private.

He said Google would not share or sell any information belonging to the user.

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