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

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





[uPDATE 2/22/2012] It is important to note that disabling Web History in your Google account will not prevent Google from gathering and storing this information and using it for internal purposes. More information at the end of this post.


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.


Here's how you can do that...



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If you don't have a Google account I would guess Google has no way to put a name to your various activities.

Your history would be anon stats.

i would think that even without an account they will still have all your searches tied to your ip address and most peoples ip is tied to them some how...correct me if im wrong...

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this makes me laugh. between google searches, facebook and our government, privacy is a thing of the past.

No Chit,

Fluff Em.

I am tired of being afraid of my private life not being private.

Privacy was left in the 20th century :-(


At least Google only has two pages, when I searched my screenname :)

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