If you are concerned about your privacy and what your online “friends” may have shared about you that wasn’t appearing in simple searches before, then take note of Google Search, plus Your World is being been rolled out for people who are signed in and searching on www.google.com in English.
We’re transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationships. We began this transformation with Social Search, and today we’re taking another big step in this direction by introducing three new features:
- Personal Results, which enable you to find information just for you, such as Google+ photos and posts—both your own and those shared specifically with you, that only you will be able to see on your results page;
- Profiles in Search, both in autocomplete and results, which enable you to immediately find people you’re close to or might be interested in following; and,
- People and Pages, which help you find people profiles and Google+ pages related to a specific topic or area of interest, and enable you to follow them with just a few clicks. Because behind most every query is a community. — Search, plus Your World
Danny Sullivan remarks: ” Now Google’s going to give greater visibility to private information. Things that people may have forgotten sharing with others will begin to show up serendipitously through ordinary Google searches. Some might not like this, if material they’ve happily forgotten suddenly seems to reappear. Google might take the blame, even though the sharing was done by others.” — Google’s Results Get More Personal With “Search Plus Your World”
When it comes to security and privacy, we set a high bar for Search plus Your World. Since some of the information you’ll now find in search results, including Google+ posts and private photos, is already secured by SSL encryption on Google+, we have decided that the results page should also have the same level of security and privacy protection. Learn more at Search, plus Your World
Search, plus Your World
Search has always brought you information from across the web. Now, search gets better by including photos, posts, and more from you and your friends. Music: “We Are Young” by Vassy featuring Tim Myers.
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