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How to Remove Your Google Search History Before New Privacy Policy Takes Effect 3/1/12

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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thanks ive grown to hate google as well, bing ftw!!!




posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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so if you dont have any google account that means they couldnt gather anything on you?



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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This thing about big brother watching everything you do is over blown.
How many agents would it take to watch and listen to every minute of your families day to day activities?

There isn't enough people on the gov payrolls to do the job. If you think your searches might raise flags somewhere I suggest you think twice. There are a lot more freaks in the US that are freakyer than you. So relax.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 11:05 AM
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Another thing you can do is when you first open the big blue E, RIGHT CLICK on it and there is an option to "Start InPrivate Browsing" which disallows a lot of cookies etc. In the sites you visit, you will see a button "InPrivate" in front of the the site address you are in, this lets you know it is in private! every little thing helps.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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Now there you go. Thank you.

I am glad the thread has taken off.

I know some say "Don't worry" etc.. but you know....

Why do nothing when you can do something about it?

Or maybe...

Better to be Safe than Sorry.....



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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Well, well - this feature is quite practical for the girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband, nosy aunt or parent, to do some spying an the unaware... Google (and the rest) should just re-brand themselves as: Stalkers and Snoops app. Probably more realistic worry than "the Gubermint" watching you.


edit on 24-2-2012 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 01:15 PM
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thanks for that...

didnt really think i needed to to any of it but might as well... only took a minute



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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It appears a large group of State Atty Generals have decided to take issue with Google about this matter.

Pa. attorney general raises concerns over new Google privacy policy

Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly and 35 other attorneys general from across the country sent a letter to Google Chief Executive Larry Page outlining multiple concerns with recently announced changes to Google’s privacy policy that is scheduled to automatically go into effect for all users of Google products and services on March 1.

Source: cumberlink.com...< br />
Going to get real interesting fast...



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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Hmm by default, mine was already turned off when I went to the link. It asks if I want to activate it.

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Deleting your Google search history only deletes it from YOUR computer... it has no effect on Google servers. If Google servers are set up to archive or journal information on people's searches, or people's activity there is nothing that you can do about it short of not using Google for anything at all. Unfortunately, Google is EVERYWHERE, so good luck with that. The best thing to do is to use web proxies, or modify your IP configuration / Network Address Translation (NAT) if you have the skill to do so.

Storing search information is how their instant search works. When you type in a letter, the most popular subject starting with that letter shows up and so on and so on as you type. This is also how they know what is trending. They track EVERY search. Now I don't know if they track IP addresses, and if they do then they would have to employ a lot of resources for that, although I'm sure that they would use virtualization for such things... but my initial point remains... deleting your Google search history will not accomplish anything. Just the fact that you have a TCP connection to their server enables them to view and store every packet sent over that connection, including what you search for.

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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just thought i would report back regarding doing the cookies in advanced of internet options, when it comes to signing back in here it doesnt allow you till its turned back on?



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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turning off history or logging out while searching is enough for you ?



Note that disabling Web History in your Google account will not prevent Google from gathering and storing this information and using it for internal purposes. It also does not change the fact that any information gathered and stored by Google could be sought by law enforcement. With Web History enabled, Google will keep these records indefinitely; with it disabled, they will be partially anonymized after 18 months, and certain kinds of uses, including sending you customized search results, will be prevented. If you want to do more to reduce the records Google keeps, the advice in EFF's Six Tips to Protect Your Search Privacy white paper remains relevant.


So maybe you want to try get accustomed with alternatives..

duck duck go may be the way to go. ddg.gg...

Why ddg ? donttrack.us... dontbubble.us...

You can do bunch of stuff in ddg, e.g. a google search with !g search terms

Iron browser + ddg + abine + adblock+ = more privacy ?

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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Much obliged anon72



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
.... Unfortunately, Google is EVERYWHERE, so good luck with that. The best thing to do is to use web proxies, or modify your IP configuration / Network Address Translation (NAT) if you have the skill to do so....


Should I use Google to learn how to do that?
What if I get rid of my computers, get rid of my iphone, get rid of my credit cards (rfd chips), get rid of all electronics that have rfd chips and move to woods.
If I have a wood stove and a fireplace and eat only food I gather or kill, will they still be able to monitor me?

What about just continuing in this modern world by constantly staying one step ahead with work arounds?
I hear ixquick is good. Are they really a secret arm of google, waiting to catch people who really think they still live in a free world, or what?



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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\Hey darkstar57 I like the expression If you are a tree, better to hide in a forest than on the plain, reminds of my granny in the old days or shall I say in the early days.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by TimesUp

Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
.... Unfortunately, Google is EVERYWHERE, so good luck with that. The best thing to do is to use web proxies, or modify your IP configuration / Network Address Translation (NAT) if you have the skill to do so....


Should I use Google to learn how to do that?
What if I get rid of my computers, get rid of my iphone, get rid of my credit cards (rfd chips), get rid of all electronics that have rfd chips and move to woods.
If I have a wood stove and a fireplace and eat only food I gather or kill, will they still be able to monitor me?

What about just continuing in this modern world by constantly staying one step ahead with work arounds?
I hear ixquick is good. Are they really a secret arm of google, waiting to catch people who really think they still live in a free world, or what?


Sure you can do all of that... but make sure you smile for the camera the next time a Google car drives by your house to take a picture for the street view feature of Google maps.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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Here ya go,

Google Agrees to Allow ‘Do-Not-Track’ Button in Browser. -BusinessWeek



“We’re pleased to join a broad industry agreement to respect the ‘do-not-track’ header in a consistent and meaningful way that offers users choice and clearly explained browser controls,” Google Senior Vice President of Advertising Susan Wojcicki said in the statement.


Source

Looks like they finally bowed to pressure.

Guess you have to use Chrome Browser; but, there are tools for other browsers, that will take care of the Google tracking cookie.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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If any of you are like me and don't have an account except just for gmail, you can still access your web history. Go to your name at the upper right hand corner and click on the downward arrow. Click on account settings. Scroll down to web history and click on it. It will open up a screen called web history. Click on Remove Web History. To go back to your email go the tabs at the top of the page and click on gmail. But then you guys probably already know this!



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:23 PM
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How did people not know about this


It is the first thing one should do when signing up for Google.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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As has been said......I can't understand why anyone wouldn't be doing this any way


On a side note......conspiracy theorists really need to take a step back sometimes.....99.999% of us really have nothing to hide....we really are not that important.





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