(CNN) -- Google plans to start combining information
the company collects about each user of its various websites and
services into a single profile, the company announced on Tuesday.
Previously, Google said it did not create comprehensive profiles
across its various properties, including its leading search engine,
Android smartphone operating system and YouTube video site.
In a statement,
Alma Whitten, a Google privacy director, wrote that the changes "will
mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience." She added, "Our
recently launched personal search feature is a good example of the cool
things Google can do when we combine information across products."
That change, called Google Search Plus Your World,