Read about it earlier today and kind of suspected people were overreacting. Many thanks to +Mike Elgan for putting our minds at ease.
Tech pundits are trying to out-panic each other over Google's new privacy policy. Here's what's really going on.

Google announced yesterday a big change in privacy and user data across dozens of services. If you read the tech press, you’ll be told that Google’s changes mean:

1. Google will follow you as you surf the web

2. Google will harvest more personal data about you

3. You can't opt out -- there's nothing you can do about it.

In a nutshell, here’s the silly overreaction of the week: Google is watching your every move to learn more about you and there's nothing you can do about it.

If you want light, ignore the noise. The tech pundit echo chamber will grow louder and louder on this over the next few months, with each expert trying to out-panic the others.

But by this time next year nobody will even remember the controversy.

Here's what's really going on:

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