Google Dashboard: Convenient? Yes. Transparency, Choice and Control? Not so much.
Nov 06, 2009, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"What Google Dashboard provides is a single place to browse the
list of most of the Google services you've signed up for, quick
links to their individual settings pages (including privacy
settings & policies), summary statistics of your usage of these
services, and indications of what details I've shared with
"While this is a very convenient new interface, and a helpful
reminder of some of the services and settings that I might have
long forgotten were activated on my account, Dashboard isn't
providing any new transparency or new control over the data Google
knows about me. I still only see that information Google wants to
make available to me through its interfaces. I still only get to
control the limited data Google allows me to control."