Skip to comments.A public notice about your private history (Or Google will do bad things to you).
Posted on 02/27/2012 6:55:39 PM PST by Lakeshark
I dont worry that some of my information can be easily accessed on the web. I think Im typical of most people in my generation who have grown accustomed to taking privacy into their own hands. My rule of thumb is this: if its a free service on the internet, youre probably the product. In many instances, thats not a terrible trade off. Facebook, for example, uses my information to target ads to my profile, but I can think of worse violations of my privacy in exchange for an easy platform to share information with my friends.
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Nothing you can do at this web site will have any effect on google’s collection of your search data. All you can change is whether you and your ‘friends’ can see it.
Google will still collect it, and sell it.
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I have no doubt that would attract some attention nobody needs.
Probably only slightly less interest gathering, than threatening the President.
I am using ixquick now.. but what happened to Scroogle?? I was using it before.. They shut it down?
I use Firefox too but I checked under account/history in Google drop down menu and found my search history still there. I deleted mine, hoping that I will stop getting emails from people I don't want any from.
Should we also remove ‘facebook’? And if so, how can we do that?
How do you do that?
I didn't think there would be anything on FR. And I looked and just saw google in the title, keywords, article and posts. Until the very end of the page - where the Google Urchin Tracker shows up. Does FR receive revenue from that? Does it provide features used within FR? With this, Google can combine my FR page views with other Google access data and other web sites that silently include Google code. Hi, Big Brother!
Thanks - it was easy to do...
Thanks - it was easy to do...
Added and set as default, thanks!
My problem is that I cannot delete it off my droid phone :(
Last day to get your history off google...
one of many things google provides is a free tool called ‘analytics’. freerepublic and zillions of other sites use this. it keeps track of every view of every page on your site. it is tremendously useful for figuring out how many viewers you have, what your viewers do when they are on your site, and what web sites they come from, what they were looking for that led them to your site. by using this tool, you are pretty much involving google in every page view of your website. i don’t know what else they do with the information.. you can find the analytics script by looking for the text UA- for the account number.
Just three days late, thanks for the ping!
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