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Regarding your privacy! Google saving your searched items.

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posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 08:58 AM
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Basically if you're logged in with your Google account on YouTube or Google.com/de/nl/fr and search something on the internet, the web protocol from Google saves everything at your Google account.

The web protocol is activated by default, which means you have to disable it yourself to stop it from collecting all the stuff you have searched.

I had never really noticed that for years, until 2 months ago. I had a hell lot of pages of searched items dating back to mid 2009. I thought I would share it with you since I guess that almost everyone has a YT account and thus a Google account.

To deactivate it click on "Pause" or something like that - I got it in German, which says "Pausieren". Also don't forget to delete all the searched items before deactivating it.

The link:

www.google.com...
or
www.google.com...

If the link doesn't work, go to Google.com, search for something & then you will see Web protocol (or something like that) at the right top corner, next to your e-mail adress.

I wonder if Google actually sells this data, or provides them to intelligence agencies.

@ Mods: I didn't know where to open this topic, excuse me if I chose the wrong board!

Regards,
Kemal




posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 09:07 AM
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Yea, Google doesn't like privacy. People should know this by know.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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This website is just as bad, christ knows what the owners do with the data they harvest from us, you cant even log in if you think about denying cookies or there Facebook propoganda.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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They are storing your search history even if you are not logged in. They did it from begining but now they doing it publicly.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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Oh come on people use your brains for a minute!

The log for just one internet user is probably tens of thousands of terms long!!!

There is no way a team of investigators could sort through it within months!

And you think someone is willing to pay a salary for people to just sit down and sort through this non-sense??

Get real folks.

They won't bother looking into your search history until AFTER you have gone insane and turned into a terrorist or something.

It would take 500 billion investigators 10 years to look through the entire google logs at this point!

Your information IS PRIVATE only because it's buried in a mountain of words and gibberish.

If you are looking up car bombs and stuff your an idiot because everyone knows that there are super computers with AI programs that can find keywords.

But if all you do is surf for fun and look up porn or whatever, your like 100% safe.

There is NO WAY to go through all of these logs and make sense of it! None!



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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Yeah I've cut my Google time way down. I rarely use Chrome as my browser any more. I've downloaded SWIron, that uses the same source code as Chrome, but doesn't report your activities back to Google. Also I use Fierfox. For my search engines it's tougher, because Google really is the best one out there by far. I'm trying some others out, like Ask, Bing, and Duck Duck Go, but often times I find myself having to use Google to find what I want with the ease I've grown accustomed to.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 01:18 PM
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I don't know much about this subject. I use "Scroogle",
which may or may not protect a certain degree of privacy. If nothing else it's a " feel good " method.

ssl.scroogle.org...


www.scroogle.org...



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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Have a star for using scroogle good buddy



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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Everything you just said there is pretty much nonesense, if you like to think you live in a world where your browser habbits are not infact being harvested to calculate trends for marketing reason then, you keep living that dream.

Of course as you say, unless you spend a few years typing in HOW TO MURDER SOMEONE and actualy do go and murder someone, this will not help you in court at all as forensic teams take apart your hard drive and memory with magnets.

The problem is you see, people tend to view google as spying on them and seeing this as a violation as there rights, which tends to piss people off. You dont want someone following you around your house, to your work and everywhere you go do you?, no you dont, you would quickly contact the police and proceed with legal action. And its the same for the internet, they are effectively spying on you everywhere you go.



posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 03:31 AM
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Originally posted by muzzleflash
Oh come on people use your brains for a minute!

The log for just one internet user is probably tens of thousands of terms long!!!

There is no way a team of investigators could sort through it within months!

And you think someone is willing to pay a salary for people to just sit down and sort through this non-sense??

Get real folks.

They won't bother looking into your search history until AFTER you have gone insane and turned into a terrorist or something.

It would take 500 billion investigators 10 years to look through the entire google logs at this point!

Your information IS PRIVATE only because it's buried in a mountain of words and gibberish.

If you are looking up car bombs and stuff your an idiot because everyone knows that there are super computers with AI programs that can find keywords.

But if all you do is surf for fun and look up porn or whatever, your like 100% safe.

There is NO WAY to go through all of these logs and make sense of it! None!


Actually your quite wrong and misinformed. I'm sure you have heard of the ECHELON program which monitors transmissions from text messaging to phone calls and picks up on the keywords in each conversation that goes through it. In turn it flags certain predesignated words or phrases and sends that info to a handler who in turn looks it over in real time. Its the same way we do it on DoD computers...users will notice a "Lagg" time in between when they actually click something and when they receive it. This is someone or a computer looking over the information and allowing you to view said page or information. Again, people need to ACTUALLY do some real research instead of pulling info from their a** and giving fake statistics which even a 5 year old says bs too.



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