US      -        Google is attempting to make sure people know exactly what they’re signing up for when they use its online services — though that will still mean reading a lengthy document. The company updated its terms of service on Thursday — its largest update to the general use contract since 2012 — in response to a pair of court orders in Europe. Google has been updating its policies and tweaking what is and isn’t allowed on its sites for the past couple of years as scrutiny of the tech industry heats up across the U.S. and Europe. Google, Facebook, Twitter and other digital companies have been forced under a spotlight as regulators and customers examine just how much the companies know about their users and what they do with that information.  Facebook last year updated its terms of service to clarify how it makes money from user data. Google says it hasn’t changed anything significant in the document, but rather used plain language to describe who can use its products and what you can post online.