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Opting out of Google shared endorsements

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Not everyone on Facebook is a fan of having their name and photo shared without their consent. Google does just that in what it calls Shared Endorsements.

The feature which went into effect in November of last year allows users to share their recommendations with your connections.

A review for a restaurant by a user, for example, might appear with that person's name and picture when a connection searches for the restaurant.

But anyone can opt out of the feature.

Here's how as explained by tech website Gizmodo:

Go to Shared Endorsements setting page and click edit.
Uncheck the box and click save.

You'll need to follow these steps for each Google account you may have.
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