August 11, 2009 | By Hugh D'Andrade

The Onion: Google's New Opt-Out Privacy Protections

There's good news today for privacy advocates — the Onion reports that Google has developed an exciting new "opt out" program for those who don't want the search giant compiling vast amounts of their personal data:

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Those unsure about whether this opt out feature is right for them may want to take action now — tell Google you want privacy protections built in to Google Book Search to ensure the right to read privately in the future. And if the idea of moving to a remote village to protect your privacy is unappealing, consider a donation to support EFF's work defending your privacy.

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