Google is God, and that is the reason why we fear it. It knows everything we do, monitors our email, contacts, IM, friends, search, web behavior, like n dislikes and what not. Earlier, like million others, we raised concerns over Googple Apps and Privacy, can we trust Google?
Finally, Google has taken a wise decision to counter the concern. The step is to comply with Data Liberation Front.
Starting Today, Google will give you the power to manage the Data that is exposed to Google. The user control comes through “Dashboard,” a tool for giving users of its services an all-in-one view of their personal information tied to the various Google services they use.
Dashboard lets users see info about their Web, email usage and additional stuff like when they are logged into Google services such as Gmail, YouTube and Google Calendar.
You can get a glimpse of the service in this video :
As illustrated, Dashboard will let users delete information as well
On its blog, Google welcomes Data Liberation as:
“In an effort to provide you with greater transparency and control over their own data, we’ve built the Google Dashboard. Designed to be simple and useful, the Dashboard summarizes data for each product that you use (when signed in to your account) and provides you direct links to control your personal settings. Today, the Dashboard covers more than 20 products and services, including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Web History, Orkut, YouTube, Picasa, Talk, Reader, Alerts, Latitude and many more. The scale and level of detail of the Dashboard is unprecedented…”