[Feb. 29th, 2012] If you are concerned about Google’s upcoming ability to tap into your browsing history and/or search queries, then you need to make some easy changes to your Google account to limit their access to your future movements on the Net. This includes any usage of Google, Gmail & Youtube to name just a few of their subsidiaries. You may have noticed their new, consolidated ‘Privacy Update’ notices on your browser bar for the last few weeks. This is what that was leading up to.
The process is simple. Follow the steps below:
1. Go to your www.Google.com homepage and sign into your account.
4. Find the “Services Section”
5. Under “Services” there is a sub-section that reads “View, enable, disable web history.” Click the link next to it that reads: “Go to Web History.”
When you click on “Remove all Web History,” a message appears that says ” Web History is Paused.” What this means is that while Google will continue gathering and storing information about your web history it will make all data anonymous, that is, Google will not associate your Web History information with your online accounts and will therefore be unable to send you customized search results.
Google’s ability to gather personalized information about you by assigning data to your Gmail and YouTube accounts will remain “Paused” till you click “Resume.”
Author: Henry The PC Guy
Since 1983, Henry The PC Guy has been working with the most basic of computers and continued to today’s Win10 operating system. From 2007 until 2012 was the owner/operator of ‘Up&Running PC Repair’ in Southern California until moving to a life in the Philippines in 2012. He has been building websites since 1993 and is well versed in various aspects of blogging, vlogging and podcasting.