Remember when Facebook introduced a similar program, one unlucky guy became a spokesman for a giant barrel of lube (story link)? For the vast majority of people, this use of data is unacceptable.
The good news is that Google is giving you a one-click way to opt out of this sort of invasive use of your likeness.
Here's how to do it:
- Follow this link: https://plus.google.com/settings/endorsements.
- Now uncheck the box. Congratulations, you’re now opted-out of Google’s endorsement program.