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How to delete your Google browsing history in three simple steps
Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/12 | Julian Gavaghan

Posted on 02/23/2012 2:35:49 PM PST by Nachum

There is just a week to go until Google controversially changes its privacy policy to allow it to gather, store and use personal information about its users. But there is one way to stymie the web giant's attempts to build a permanent profile of you that could include personal information including age, gender, locality and even sexuality. From March 1, you won't be able to opt out of the new policy, which has been criticised by privacy campaigners who have filed a complaint to U.S. regulators. But before that date you can delete your browsing history and,

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: browsing; delete; google; history
Full title: How to delete your Google browsing history in three simple steps . . . before it's too late to hide your secrets
1 posted on 02/23/2012 2:35:57 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Use Privacy Keeper.


2 posted on 02/23/2012 2:39:43 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: Nachum

This sort of stuff should be automatically OFF unless a user opts in. Where are our coward politicians?


3 posted on 02/23/2012 2:41:59 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum

About 15% of men have their “sexuality” listed as “lesbian” if the computer has to figure it out.


4 posted on 02/23/2012 2:43:02 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
About 15% of men have their “sexuality” listed as “lesbian” if the computer has to figure it out.

LOL!

5 posted on 02/23/2012 2:45:02 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Nachum

Once you’ve browsed, It has been recorded like a cached page. Deleting your history will not matter.

It’s just like Facebook. You can delete your posts, pictures, and private messages, but the information has already been cached on their servers for who knows how long and for what purpose.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 2:45:17 PM PST by And2TheRepublic (People like freedom of speech, but only when it's sweet to their ears.)
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To: Nachum

Google’s quickly turned into the biggest POS organization in computing today.

Which is impressive considering you have to jump over Apple and Microsoft to snag the top spot.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 2:45:21 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.)
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To: Nachum

Ping for later.


8 posted on 02/23/2012 2:46:23 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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9 posted on 02/23/2012 2:47:54 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Nachum

I don’t have a Google account.


10 posted on 02/23/2012 2:49:07 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Onelifetogive

what is privacy keeper? link


11 posted on 02/23/2012 2:49:10 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: GeronL

I actually know a male lesbian. His family was stationed on the Isle of Lesbos and he was born there. He loves to say that he’s a lesbian.


12 posted on 02/23/2012 2:49:15 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: Nachum; waterhill; ixtl

FUG (((ping)))!


13 posted on 02/23/2012 2:49:40 PM PST by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: Nachum

“How to delete your Google browsing history in three simple steps”

Great, another EMP thread.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 2:50:26 PM PST by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Nachum

I’m betting Gooogle will soon be deleted from a lot of computers...............


15 posted on 02/23/2012 2:54:57 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Nachum

It says to go to my Google account? I don’t have a Google account. Does that mean they aren’t tracking me?


16 posted on 02/23/2012 2:57:09 PM PST by avacado
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To: Nachum

saving...


17 posted on 02/23/2012 2:59:09 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: avacado

No, it means they can only track you by means of the IP address your ISP assigns to your computer. It would take legal action to get your name from the ISP, but that wouldn’t stop Google from, for example, targeting you with ads that reflect the browsing history from that PC. So if Junior Googles swimsuit models, maybe the next time Mom tries to download a recipe, she’ll get a bikini ad alongside.


18 posted on 02/23/2012 3:03:59 PM PST by bigbob
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To: kosciusko51; avacado

If you’ve been to Google, you have an account from what I understand. You just have to create a password to access it and change settings.


19 posted on 02/23/2012 3:10:07 PM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: bigbob

When I go to google.com, my email address is right there on the top right of the page. I’ve never given them any info.


20 posted on 02/23/2012 3:16:10 PM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: avacado

If you use GMAIL for your email then you have an account - A lot of people don’t know that!


21 posted on 02/23/2012 3:19:22 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Nachum

Who uses their real age, name, sex on the internet anyway?


22 posted on 02/23/2012 3:29:40 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Nachum
I've noticed that if I try to Google industrial products Google takes me to mostly a bunch of Chinese web sites instead of domestic suppliers too. I had already decided to dump google over that alone.
23 posted on 02/23/2012 3:46:53 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: SkyDancer

“I actually know a male lesbian.”

Actually, I’m a lesbian, trapped in a man’s body.


24 posted on 02/23/2012 3:51:44 PM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: rockabyebaby

Add Youtube on to that.

Tracking companies are now using “super” cookies that cleanup software may have no effect upon.

If you’re interested on what’s going in and out of your computer when you browse, install a program called “fiddler.” It’s a web debugging tool.

You’ll be shocked.


25 posted on 02/23/2012 4:09:02 PM PST by Paraclete
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To: bigbob
No, it means they can only track you by means of the IP address your ISP assigns to your computer. It would take legal action to get your name from the ISP, but that wouldn’t stop Google from, for example, targeting you with ads that reflect the browsing history from that PC. So if Junior Googles swimsuit models, maybe the next time Mom tries to download a recipe, she’ll get a bikini ad alongside.

I keep getting ads for single men and revealing clothing whenever I check my email. I'm pretty sure that neither type of ad reflects my browsing history.

26 posted on 02/23/2012 4:09:40 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Nachum

Thanks for this. Done.


27 posted on 02/23/2012 4:25:47 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: Nachum

Ping


28 posted on 02/23/2012 4:35:33 PM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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To: Nachum

It won’t let me do it. It keeps asking my for my password, then doesn’t take it!


29 posted on 02/23/2012 5:19:45 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Nachum

Never mind, fixed it...I had google blocked. Had to unblock it, do the steps, then block it again!


30 posted on 02/23/2012 5:27:35 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: rockabyebaby

You tube as well. I saw a disclaimer yesterday regarding the “new privacy rules”.


31 posted on 02/23/2012 5:29:42 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: houeto
If you’ve been to Google, you have an account from what I understand. You just have to create a password to access it and change settings.

How does that work? I've never been given an account name. I just use the Google search engine.

32 posted on 02/24/2012 5:41:23 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: kosciusko51
I've never been given an account name. I just use the Google search engine.

Same here, but in the upper right hand of the page is my email address with a drop down box that leads to my account.

33 posted on 02/24/2012 12:04:24 PM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: houeto

You’ve probably given google info without knowing it. They’ve bought many many companies through the years. From YouTube to Motorola Mobility to Zagat restaurant reviews, it’s nearly impossible to have been on the web for a few years and not had one of your websites bought by the goog.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 12:15:03 PM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: houeto

It doesn’t show an e-mail account for me. Just says: “sign in”.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 12:38:07 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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