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New Google Plus privacy settings

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

You know it is important to pay attention to privacy settings, especially on social media platforms. Google announced recently that it will change its privacy policy. That will allow the tech giant to use your face in some ads online.

Some people might like the idea of their face in an ad but if you don't like that idea or the thought that your kid's face will be in an add, you should keep reading.

Google is going to release what it calls "Shared Endorsements" and the new Terms of Service will be live on November 11, 2013. WBTV's cyber expert, Theresa Payton, says it is easy to opt out if you follow these instructions:

1. Sign into your Google account.

2. Go to the Shared Endorsements page by clicking here

3. Look for the checkbox that says "Based on my activity, Google may show my name and profile photo in shared endorsements that appear in ads."

4. Uncheck it and click Save to opt out of the new program.

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To read more about Google's Shared Endorsements go to their webpage by clicking here

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