This is also an opt-in feature enabled via Settings. This gives you the option to automatically upload photos and videos to Google+ taken via your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad2. They begin as private, but you can change this if you want to share.
Instant Upload is only active while the Google+ iOS app is open, and for a brief period after you close it. Re-opening the Google+ app resumes your photo & video uploads exactly where they left off.
Let’s hope that Google+ keep these opt-in only and not move the goalposts a la Facebook.
If you have any Google accounts, you should have received this email by now:
One policy, one Google experience
Easy to work across Google
Our new policy reflects a single product experience that does what you need, when you want it to. Whether reading an email that reminds you to schedule a family get-together or finding a favorite video that you want to share, we want to ensure you can move across Gmail, Calendar, Search, YouTube, or whatever your life calls for with ease.
Tailored for you
If you’re signed into Google, we can do things like suggest search queries – or tailor your search results – based on the interests you’ve expressed in Google+, Gmail, and YouTube. We’ll better understand which version of Pink or Jaguar you’re searching for and get you those results faster.
Easy to share and collaborate
When you post or create a document online, you often want others to see and contribute. By remembering the contact information of the people you want to share with, we make it easy for you to share in any Google product or service with minimal clicks and errors.
Protecting your privacy hasn’t changedOur goal is to provide you with as much transparency and choice as possible, through products like Google Dashboard and Ads Preferences Manager, alongside other tools. Our privacy principles remain unchanged. And we’ll never sell your personal information or share it without your permission (other than rare circumstances like valid legal requests).
Understand how Google uses your dataIf you want to learn more about your data on Google and across the web, including tips and advice for staying safe online, check out http://www.google.com/goodtoknow
We got answers.Visit our FAQ at http://www.google.com/policies/faqto read more about the changes. (We figured our users might have a question or twenty-two.)
Notice of Change
Google has developed this new 2 minute video explaining how to protect your computer from malware. Wikipedia defines malware as
Malware, short for malicious software, consists of programming (code, scripts, active content, and other software) designed to disrupt or deny operation, gather information that leads to loss of privacy or exploitation, gain unauthorized access to system resources, and other abusive behavior. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code.
Although it is just a new addition to the social media stable, Google+ throws up some privacy issues. Network World, which “is the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for Network and IT Executives” has shared some information about how to keep your information and photos safe and secure. See the post here.
Now that so many children and young adults (and adults) are using social media sites such as Facebook, Google+, blogs, YouTube, Twitter and more, the implications in terms of privacy are becoming more important. As everyone is now a publisher, this Edublogs guide to online privacy explains why and how users can use privacy settings to increase security. Also have a look at these useful documents on: