Q and A: What does Google's new privacy policy mean for users?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | 6:41 p.m. CST

SAN FRANCISCO — If you're amazed — and maybe even a little alarmed — about how much Google seems to know about you, brace yourself. Beginning Thursday, Google will operate under a streamlined privacy policy that enables the Internet's most powerful company to dig even deeper into the lives of its more than 1 billion users.