Google Will Share Your Browsing History On March 1st [News]

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GooglepolicyEffective March 1, Google will commence its new (and controversial) Privacy Policy which enable it to do more in terms of gathering and storing search queries, history, logs, and personal information from its users. Other than closing your Google account(s), you cannot fully block the search engine site from gathering this type of information. But as Daily Mail Online outlined, you can take three easy steps to remove your browsing history from your Google account.

Why would users want to clear their browsing histories? Well, those who may have concerns about their sexual orientation, home location, and other personal interests being revealed as a result of logging into their Google account may not want such information accessed by others. After March 1st, under it’s new Privacy Policy, Google can make available users’ browsing history to all other Google products. If this bothers you, there’s a simple three-step way to remove your browsing history.

1. Log into your Google account. Under your profile name, click on “Account settings.”

2. Scroll down to the Services section and click on “Go to web history.”

3. At the top of the Web History page, click on the “Remove all Web History” button.

You can always return to the Web History page and click the “Resume” button to allow Google to resume collecting your search queries.

If you do not sign into your Google account, Daily Mail Online reports that Google can “track your searches via the computer’s IP address. The only way to clear your personal history is by signing in.”

Source: Daily Mail Online

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Comments (51)
  • Frank Girard

    This is terrible why cant we have privacy over the services we choose.
    I pay for my internet. If they want my information they should pay me.
    It looks like a vicious circle.

  • Penny

    But I still don’t understand who will have access to my google searches unless they have access to my account? For example, if I google my sister’s name, how would she know I googled her unless she was logged in as me and looked at my web history? What other google products will this information be available to?

  • Rei

    Thank you very much for the info!

    May i ask you if Google will be able to collect information when i use other than Google search engines?

    I know that other search engines are even worse because they do exactly the same without even bothering to at least announce it to the public, but still understanding how it works could help me figuring out how i can protect myself.

    • Tina

      Rei,

      Using a different search engine means that Google won’t see your search queries and thus it also can’t store them. What the other search engine does with your data of course is a different story.

  • Arun Singh

    great written and easy to understand thank you.

  • Bill

    thanks for the info

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