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Google getting into the jobs classifieds space with Google Hire

Google is working on an online software for job listings and application tracking, Axios reports. Led by Diane Greene of Google's enterprise and cloud division, Google Hire, is still in Beta and is being tested by Medisas, Poynt, DramaFever, SingleHop, and CoreOS, the publication added. Users can sign into Google Hire using their Google accounts but currently, users can only log in if they have an invite. The news break was followed by multiple websites claiming that soon employers will soon be able to look through potential employees' search history and web browsing habits. The speculation followed the fact that Google Hire would require users to sign in with their Google accounts. In a statement to Gizmodo Google clarified: “Google does not share private information such as search or viewing history. Only the information that applicants input into Google Hire will be shared—for example, first name, last name, email address, resume, cover letter, etc.” What user information is public on Google All user information linked to a Google account can be viewed at aboutme.google.com. A user can, at any time, choose to make this information private, away from the prying eyes of search engines and strangers. The information that is publicly available against every user on Google is: Name, Introduction, Gender, Date of Birth, Contact information (Phone number and email ID) Work history Education Sites linked, Places (Current and those visited in the past) Information such as web-browsing and YouTube history is never shared with third parties, including governments. Although Google tracks and saves searches on Google products and…

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