[Noisebridge-discuss] You have until March 1 to delete your Google history. -- https://www.google.com/history/

girlgeek girlgeek at wt.net
Sat Feb 25 17:11:04 PST 2012


With this never ending fight to maintain privacy I begin to wonder,
Will it help maintain privacy at all to use different search engines at 
different times, either in some order or randomly?
Anyone have any opinions?
Thanks
Claudia


On 2/25/2012 4:25 PM, Nick Shapiro wrote:
>
>
> Perhaps you need to log in? If you have ever create a gmail account or 
> other google product, you have a google identity that they use. If 
> you're not logged into gmail most of the time, they may not have much 
> info on you. I'm the first to admit that I'm not really an expert on 
> Google's infrastructure. Hmm, but I see you sent this from gmail... so 
> log in.
>
>
> When you log into
>
> https://www.google.com/history
>
> I would expcet to see one of two things.
>
> Either
> A)
> A long list of search terms and sites visited
>
> or
>
> B)
> The sentence:
> "Your search history is currently empty."
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Christoph Maier 
> <cm.hardware.software.elsewhere at gmail.com 
> <mailto:cm.hardware.software.elsewhere at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Nick Shapiro <me at nickshapiro.net 
> <mailto:me at nickshapiro.net>> wrote:
> >> 
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/02/how-remove-your-google-search-history-googles-new-privacy-policy-takes-effect
> >>
> >> 1) Go to http://www.google.com/history
> >> 2) Click "Remove all history"
> >>
> >> Doing this will also pause the gathering of any new data.
> >>
> >> I cannot find a clear answer, but it is implied that you will NOT be
> >> able to do this after March 1st, at least for data newer than 18
> >> months.
> > I get:
> >
> > Your Web History includes searches you've done on Google and pages
> > you've clicked in search results. Web History allows you to:
> >    See personalized search predictions as you type.
> >    Get results and recommendations that are tailored to your 
> preferences.
> >    Search the full content of pages you've already seen.
> > You can view and edit your Web History from any computer by signing in
> > to your Google Account. Learn more.
> >
> > Does this mean that my Web History is already off?
> > Do I need to turn it on temporarily to erase whatever history may be
> > there, then turn it off again??
> >
> > Christoph
>
>
>
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