Tuesday, February 28, 2012

De-Google Yourselves Before the New Privacy Policy Goes into Effect

For a while I've been talking about how Google is plotting a world takeover for good or for bad. Here's the latest warning/update with regard to how Google might just know more about you than you realize about yourself. And more importantly, how you can (sort of) stop it, lol.

All information below taken from DigitalJournal.com.
"With just a week to go before Google changes to its new privacy policy that allows it to gather, store and use personal information, users have a last chance to delete their Google Browsing History, along with any damning information therein... once Google's new unified privacy policy takes effect all data already collected about you, including search queries, sites visited, age, gender and location will be gathered and assigned to your online identity represented by your Gmail and YouTube accounts. After the policy takes effect you are not allowed to opt out without abandoning Google altogether. But now before the policy takes effect, you have the option of deleting your Google Web History by modifying your settings so that Google is unable to associate data collected about you with your Gmail or YouTube accounts."
How to delete your Google Browsing History:
  1. Go to the google homepage and sign into your account.
  2. Click the dropdown menu next to your name in the upper-right hand corner of your screen.
  3. Click accounts settings
  4. Find the "Services section"
  5. Under "Services" there is a sub-section that reads "View, enable, disable web history." Click the link next to it that reads: "Go to Web History."
  6. Click on "Remove all Web History"
You've got until March 1 (Thursday) to geterdone. Good luck.

For more on what happens after you have removed all your web history visit DigitalJournal.com.

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