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Google Can Now Use Your Photo and Name In Its Ads. Here’s How to Stop That.

Alyssa Bereznak
National Correspondent, Technology
May 16, 2014

One month ago, Google announced that it would start using information from your Google account in its advertisements across the Web. Under a program it dubbed “Shared endorsements,” your photo, name, and other personal information can be used to promote Google services within your network of friends.

Now the day has arrived. Unless you change your preferences, Google will begin using your info in its ads.

Here’s how to stop that: 

1. Make sure you’re logged into your Google account.

2. Visit this page and uncheck the box at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget to click Save.

Here’s a graphic with some helpful guiding arrows. For good measure.

Google, can you not?

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