Members of Congress had raised concerns Google is jeopardizing users' data to boost its online advertising business as it moves into new areas such as social networking and mobile devices, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
"Regulators globally have been calling for shorter, simpler privacy policies -- and having one policy covering many different products is now fairly standard across the Web," Google said on its official blog.
For example, Google's letter said, currently when a user signs into Google and searches for recipes, it can't recommend cooking videos on YouTube, but that will change under the new policy.
Google said it would be able to show users more finely targeted online ads.
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