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How much does google know about you


Kevscar1

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You can find out here.

https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=datasummary&passive=900&continue=https://www.google.com/dashboard/&followup=https://www.google.com/dashboard/

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Quickbeam

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Quickbeam

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No more than I've told them, why?

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richardsole

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**How much does google know about you --------------------------------------------------------------------------------**

What if you do not have a google account?

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sunnystaines

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Kevscar

thanks an eye opener.

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QuizMan

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Very interesting. It is mostly harmless stuff, but it is surprising how much information is retained via Google Checkout, Gmail, Maps, Picasa etc.

I suppose it is the price we pay for convenience and we have to rely on Google data remaining secure on its servers. That is not a gimme judging by data losses elsewhere e.g. Sony. I shall not lose any sleep over it, however.

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interzone55

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richardsole

If you don't have a google login there will be no way of google relating information to you between sessions if you delete the google cookie.

Personally I like the convenience of having a google login as it lets me check my email anywhere, plus keep my calender synchronised between my work PC, home PC and mobile. I also like, but find it vaguely disturbing, the fact that google knows where I am when using my mobile, so the weather forecast is based on my current location, and search results are sorted by location.

If you have an account, logging into the dashboard will allow you to delete any and all information you wish to dispose off...

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Kevscar1

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I regularily delete all my cookies but the info still shows so it's obvious that google stores everything they find out about you in a database on their servers.

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Forum Editor

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Worrying about such things is pointless. If you use an internet-connected computer information about you will sooner or later be on dozens of different databases.

Take common-sense precautions, use anti-virus and anti-malware software, don't disclose information unless you are sure you know who you're dealing with, and stay clear of the murky side of the web.

Do those things, and relax. It's impossible to live nowadays without all kinds of people knowing all kinds of things about you.

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Pine Man

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Totally underwhelmed!

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canarieslover

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My wife knows more about me than Google does. She can even read my mind which is a bit worrying at times.

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