Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Public Service Announcement - Google Web History

Hands up if you have ever heard of Google Web History...anyone...i hadn't until earlier today when I found the following link

How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

"On March 1st, Google will implement its new, unified privacy policy, which will affect data Google has collected on you prior to March 1st as well as data it collects on you in the future. Until now, your Google Web History (your Google searches and sites visited) was cordoned off from Google's other products. This protection was especially important because search data can reveal particularly sensitive information about you, including facts about your location, interests, age, sexual orientation, religion, health concerns, and more. If you want to keep Google from combining your Web History with the data they have gathered about you in their other products, such as YouTube or Google Plus, you may want to remove all items from your Web History and stop your Web History from being recorded in the future."

Well, it is as easy as it sounds, and I was being tracked constantly for who knows how long. Regardless of clearing out your cache or deleting your web history in your browser, if you are logged into Google and haven't turned of your web history, every website you have visited since a long time ago will have been saved.

So get spring cleaning...

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