Google buys online ads to defend new privacy policy

Following the outcry over Google's new privacy policy, including opportunistic attack ads from Microsoft, the search giant is planning to put out its own campaign to clear up any misconceptions. Google is purchasing ads on websites such as the Washington Post in an attempt to define its new privacy policy before critics further misconstrue the changes.

Google has insisted that the change to its privacy policy does not collect any more information from users, but simply streamlines the privacy policy across its multiple services into one single document. The online ads it has purchased display a simple message saying, "We're changing our Privacy Policy. Not your privacy controls."

Privacy advocates reacted strongly when Google first announced the change, fearing that it would make it harder for people to control their own information. The US Congress also got involved, shooting a long list of questions to Google, which it must respond to later this month.

[via PaidContent]