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How to opt out of Google's upcoming 'shared endorsement'

 
chefkeem
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on 10/13/2013

Starting on Nov. 11, Google will use your name, picture, and product endorsements in corporate ads. You can read more here.

To opt out, go here and uncheck the box at the bottom of the page. Then save.


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kajohu
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on 10/13/2013

Thank you for this!   It is galling that we actually have to take action to opt out, rather than to take action to opt in.  Too bad if my friends don't benefit from my recommendations (as Google told me when I unchecked the box).


Karen
JoHarrington
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on 10/14/2013

Thanks! I've done it.


Raintree
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on 10/14/2013

Thanks Chef! 


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2uesday
Posts: 321
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on 10/14/2013

Does this only affect people who have signed up for Google+  ?

When I click the link you have I am landing on a page to set up a Google+ account and apart from that only my email is showing at the top of the page. I was thinking that as I never signed up for Google+ that might be why. Thanks in advance for your reply. 

AlexandriaIngham
Posts: 109
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on 10/14/2013

Thank you!

sheilamarie
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on 10/14/2013

I'm experiencing the same thing, 2uesday. I don't have a Google+ account, either.


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teddletonmr
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on 10/14/2013

Thanks for the heads up.


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WordChazer
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on 10/14/2013

Geesh. Big Brother, much? Thanks for the heads up. 

As I run a corporate account too, I'm going to run off for words with the boss before I do anything with that, but my personal account won't be showing any endorsed ads.


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chefkeem
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on 10/14/2013

If you don't have a Google account/profile, then Google can't show it in those ads, anyway. So, no worry then.

Personally, I don't really care if my mug shows up all over the net. But I wanted to point out the solution for folks who don't agree with that kind of schtuff.


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ologsinquito
Posts: 418
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on 10/14/2013

I appreciate that.


2uesday
Posts: 321
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on 10/14/2013

Thank you for explaining this Chefkeem.

dustytoes
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on 10/18/2013

Thank you!


AngelaJohnson
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on 09/19/2014

Thank you!  I HATE being taken advantage of like this.  I'm going to spread the word.


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