“If you are worried about your online privacy, it might be of interest to you that Google has quietly brought its Google forget program to the U.S.,” Evan Schuman writes for Computerworld.
“It has made it quite simple, for the most part,” Schuman writes. “Simply go to myactivity.google.com to see the history of your searches, YouTube viewing and everything else you do on Google platforms, and then be guided through the process of trimming that history.”
“But be careful. Privacy restrictions bring with them good and bad, and some consumers who become gung ho about deleting activity may find the usefulness of their web surfing drop off. Ads will become much more generic and annoying, as will searches and other web research,” Schuman writes. “But the process, even if you opt to not delete a thing, is eye-opening. Seeing every search you’ve performed and every site you’ve visited is a powerful wakeup call if you hadn’t realized how much is retained.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Happy cleaning!
Here’s what each of our Google accounts shows:
These settings are not turned on
• Web & App Activity
• Voice & Audio Activity
• Device Information
• YouTube Watch History
• YouTube Search History
In short: FOAD, Google.
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