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Google Calendar may soon add events you mention in a chat

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Google Calendar may soon add events you mention in a chat
If you already have issues about how much Google knows about you, and you find it "creepy" when Google uses that data to offer you better services, it might be best to skip this news post, because you are certainly not the target market here. It seems that Google may be planning to use its new unified privacy policy to make your Google Calendar smarter.

According to the code hounds at Android Police, Google Search 3.3 has code in it that mention a new "inferred event". This means that if you mention an event in an Gmail message, Hangout chat, or maybe even a Google+ post, Google Now would then ask you if you want to add that event to your Google Calendar.

This could certainly be a very helpful tool for those out there who are somewhat forgetful about plans that have been made. The benefit to Google (because nothing comes for free) is that Google might learn more about where you will be (and send promotional offers) and who you will be with, which is good relationship data that is more Facebook's domain. 

As usual with code reading, there is no guarantee that this feature will make it out to everyone, but it seems like a solid idea, so we would expect it to eventually be a reality.

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posted on 22 Mar 2014, 17:11 1

1. vincelongman (Posts: 5043; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

That's creepy, but really handy and convenient

posted on 22 Mar 2014, 19:16

2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Reminds me of that song by the band "Police"... "I'll be watching you", every step you take, every single day "I'll be watching you". O.o BIG BROTHER!

posted on 22 Mar 2014, 21:49 1

3. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

That'd be handy.
I want.

posted on 22 Mar 2014, 23:04

4. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

So google works for the NSA now?

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 07:32 2

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 6538; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Another day another hater....

All companies works for NSA... Google is the first to ask court permission to disclose their involvement.



posted on 24 Mar 2014, 01:00

6. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

You do know Google wants our data so they can sell it for advertising right? Non of the services from google are really free, technically everytime we use the apps our datas get collected and then sell to marketing firms,etc

I trust my country over a company any day, unless they are a non profit company which google is not. A government agency handling my data is creepy but at least its not on the market for sales. Think about those creepers in google looking at your every move on the net and selling it to other companys. Theres a reason why google is so profitable.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 06:52

7. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3507; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Actually, Google doesnt sell our data. All data stays on the Google servers and advertisement data is going through Google filters. But other companies don't get your data.
Doesn't mean that it makes it safer, Google still has all your data, like every other big company (MS, Apple, Amazon, Facebook).

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