Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How to Erase Your Google Search History Before the Google Privacy Policy Change Takes Effect

If you are a Google user then you are probably aware that the company’s privacy policy will change on March 1. The new policy unifies the information collected by Google throughout all its services such as search history, You Tube, and Google Plus. If you have any concerns about your internet usage being tracked in this way then the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has written a step by step guide that you can use to remove your search history before the changes take effect.
The EFF notes that, “With Web History enabled, Google will keep these records indefinitely; with it disabled, they will be partially anonymized after 18 months, and certain kinds of uses, including sending you customized search results, will be prevented.”
 For Further Information check out their white paper on Six Tips to Protect Your Search Privacy.

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