Kinda spooky when you think about it.
Now that is a really horror show that you might find a bit unwelcomed.
There is a bit of Christmas cheer to counteract this Halloween gloom. The good news is that existing Google users were prompted to opt in to the new policy. If you have been a long time user of Google and their services, you were not automatically entered into the DoubleClick program, you were prompted to opt in. Therefore only new Google users are subject to a default setting that automatically enters you into the DoubleClick ad network.
I recommend checking your privacy settings carefully. Go to Google.com, click on “My Account” in order to log in, and then review what your “Opt In Settings” are. From here, you can easily edit what you do and do not wish to be a part of. In fact, I recommend this sort of approach, monthly, with all your online services.
It’s always a good idea, before going to sleep, to check under the bed. You know, just in case…
A research physicist who has become an entrepreneur and educational leader, and an expert on competency-based education, critical thinking in the classroom, curriculum development, and education management, Dr. Richard Shurtz is the president and chief executive officer of Stratfdord University. He has published over 30 technical publications, holds 15 patents, and is host of the weekly radio show, Tech Talk. A noted expert on competency-based education, Dr. Shurtz has conducted numerous workshops and seminars for educators in Jamaica, Egypt, India, and China, and has established academic partnerships in China, India, Sri Lanka, Kurdistan, Malaysia, and Canada.