[Noisebridge-discuss] You have until March 1 to delete your Google history. -- https://www.google.com/history/
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?
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
> I would expcet to see one of two things.
> A long list of search terms and sites visited
> 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:
> >> 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
> > 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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