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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, 25 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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I used to have Gmail and one day was quite shocked to find my searches recorded there. So I cancelled everything. I don't have a google account thank heavens. I use none of the products that require it. Plus I'm thinking seriously of not using Google for search.
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posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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lol, seriously, anyone with good IT knowledge will tell you that those instructions are useless. Your'e just making yourself feel better thats all it does in the end. False sense of security. Your ISP tracks you, has been tracking you and will keep tracking you. Why are you guys so paranoid? Google has and always will track and data mine you. As long as your not spreading jihad on the net, and plotting attacks, why are you guys so worried?...

Things like this amuse me especially for those of you members who have facebook accounts...

Now, it may seem a little crazy and defeat the purpose of forums like ATS etc, but the every time you post you are leaving a footprint on the net, if you are a member who is worreid about things like this, then your best bet is take it up a notch and stop posting anywhere on the net. Everytime you do, its logged on a PC, tracable etc...No footprint is the best way to avoid problems. .
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posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 06:45 PM
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So, dear friend, what else is new ? You either just go and use Google, Facebook and the rest or become paranoid and just hide under the basement sink and shred all your computer disks. I think we have other issues of more concern to focus on as Humanity faces Reality... be at peace.



posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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The data that GOOGLE and BING gather is NOTHING compared to what the Treasury Department and Health & Human services will be gathering on EVERY aspect of your life starting in 2014 when the new Obamacare Healthcare Reform law kicks into high gear. It's staggering!
-cwm



posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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Download the Ghostery firefox plugin. You can block certain tracing cookies with it.

addons.mozilla.org...



posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by samkent
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.


Also, consider the amount of people using google + the amount of search terms (and then amount of variations of those search terms). It's pretty farfetched. Anyways, I actually turned on my search history, since it's easier for me than just bookmarking searches anyways (so I can get back to it later). Then again, I don't believe in that TPTB nonsense.



posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 01:15 AM
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Wait a minute. I did all that and I read the link and it says





it also does not change the fact that any information gathered and stored by Google could be sought by law enforcement.
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So can't the government just subpoena the search history I just deleted or what? I feel like that was kind of pointless personally. Since it didn't really seem to get rid of anything that can't be found again.



posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 07:05 AM
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I think it means if you delete and make know not to track etc, the gov't can get the records up to the time allowed by law (last I knew was 6 mos).

but if you don't they can get the records form Google indefinitely.



posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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why be the spy when you can have someone spy for you? Has Google become the spy? bits.blogs.nytimes.com... this head line tells me yes. from the link

Disruptions: Growing Too Big for a Conscience


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posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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Growing Too Big for a Conscience


The first time I ever hear/read that line. Very true I believe in the the Corporate world as well as the USA political world.

They can all give two s...s about us peons.

You have a very good chance of seeing how so this coming election.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 10:43 AM
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Why doesn't anyone ever challenge the credit bureaus? Want a powerhouse storage of personal information to worry about, look there....



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 07:46 AM
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A very Excellent suggestion.

Have you ever been in battle with them? My wife was. CRAZY.

The one company she dealt with ended up thinking she was the one that was using the wifes SS#. CRAZY stuff happened then.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Interestily enough, I saw this story today:

Just one in eight of Google users have read its new privacy policy
www.dailymail.co.uk...

Great article and additonal info on what is being planned for the Google users... ugh



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 04:07 AM
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This is tomorrow... bumping the thread



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 04:16 AM
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Being a ATT customer, I pre ordered the Galaxy Note. When I recieved it, I discovered that android phones only work with google. I called customer service at ATT and asked if this phone would work any other way. They said no. I said google did not help pay for the phone or the monthly charges so I will be sending this back. And I did.
I haven't used my gmail account in so long I don't remember the password and do not want to. I killed my facebook account about 6 years ago when they decided my pictures were their pictures.
I use a great program to prevent tracking called Do Not Track Plus, so far in less than a week I have blocked 30 thousand tracking companies and ads.
I will keep my 'dumb' phone and use every precaution to remain annon. The entire point of the internet was supposed to be freedom to learn, socialize and shop in the privacy of your own home.
What most of the ppl that do not care if they are tracked and histories kept are not realizing is that you are building a entire profile of your personality. Whether that personality is accurate or not, google does not care.
If you apply for a job, insurance or a home loan, the ability to use this information against you is there.
Freedom of the web has been corrupted, and by agreeing or passively agreeing, then you are joining the parade into the box.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 07:20 AM
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If your that paranoid just use a decent proxy or Tor.

That being said if you are concerned enough with your viewing history being looked at then you should be savvy enough to have made your computer as impenetrable as possible and understand how nodes and relays work. You could then, in theory, tailor your own system to distribute your info in a such a way through enough relays as to make your traffic nonsensical. Then there's also encryption of data, etc etc.

As pointed out, there is ways of 'not being tracked' so to speak. But unless your a hardcore Jihadist or Raging pedo I think you'll be just fine. One thing that's obvious though, from this forum and many others, is that because of all the difference of opinions and views on issues we will never truly get any answers and thus TPTB will just continue to let us disinformation ourselves........




posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 08:42 AM
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Oh so this doesn't affect me if im just using google chrome without an account? Thats what I thought when I first heard it and thought "
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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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Can you post instructions on how to "fortify" ones computer as you described?

I am sure it would be much appreciated.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 07:36 AM
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MORE DETAILS-From Google Spokesperson.. Today, of course. GOOD INFO> Read..

Q&A: Google to Dig Deeper Into Users' Lives
hosted.ap.org...



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 07:52 AM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

Have a read through this to start you off. I'll try and dig out a thread I read (don't think it was ATS) which gives you a more detailed and comprehensive evaluation on protecting your computer, as well as software and where to get it. Am at work currently but when i have some time ill get some links up for you






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