[Editor Charlie sez: Don’t forget that the Copyright Office under former Register Maria Pallante proposed giving creators the right to remove personally identifiable information from the Library of Congress data feed that is sold to Google and Amazon and used to stiff songwriters on royalties. Comments were due the week that Register Pallante was fired by Carla Hayden, the Obama Librarian of Congress. The proposed rule received significant negative comments from data resellers, including Music Reports]
When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.”
The change is enabled by default for new Google accounts. Existing users were prompted to opt-in to the change this summer.