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Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 01:40 PM Reply

Just a heads up, March 1st is when the new Google privacy policy is in effect, and I just figured I'd drop this "how to" in here for anybody who wants to pause their Google web history, it will remove it and pause it from saving it, thus sharing it, as this is what the new policy seems to be about...

So to avoid it, here's what you do.

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57382925-285/how-to-remo ve-your-google-web-history/


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 01:44 PM Reply

Surely a feature like Chrome's incognito would stop that anyway?


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 01:55 PM Reply

I'd like a tl;dr service for this one.

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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 02:05 PM Reply

At 22 minutes ago, Luke wrote: it will remove it and pause it from saving it, thus sharing it, as this is what the new policy seems to be about...

I really doubt about this. Can we trust Google again?


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 02:05 PM Reply

Well glad I made sure my web history has never been enabled to begin with woot.


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 02:34 PM Reply

At 27 minutes ago, fuzzum111 wrote: Well glad I made sure my web history has never been enabled to begin with woot.

When I goto Google.com/history is says that I don't have history enabled, but I can still click on the wrench in the top right of Chrome and see my history. Is that a separate history listing ONLY stored in Chrome?


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 02:36 PM Reply

At 1 minute ago, JebbaL wrote:
At 27 minutes ago, fuzzum111 wrote: Well glad I made sure my web history has never been enabled to begin with woot.
When I goto Google.com/history is says that I don't have history enabled, but I can still click on the wrench in the top right of Chrome and see my history. Is that a separate history listing ONLY stored in Chrome?

I don't use chrome but something tells me, that's chromes history, not googels.


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 02:44 PM Reply

At 8 minutes ago, JebbaL wrote:
At 27 minutes ago, fuzzum111 wrote: Well glad I made sure my web history has never been enabled to begin with woot.
When I goto Google.com/history is says that I don't have history enabled, but I can still click on the wrench in the top right of Chrome and see my history. Is that a separate history listing ONLY stored in Chrome?

I'm assuming that all you need to worry about (if anything ultimately) is your Google account's history, and not your browsers history.
I'm using Google Chrome as well so it is a good question, but I'd imagine it's all about the Google account, rather than your browser.


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 02:47 PM Reply

I've stopped using google a couple of months ago. I'm not falling for that tracking shit. Bing bing all the way.


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 02:51 PM Reply

I never use any google services these days. Not gmail, not youtube, not google.com, not their translator, nothing.
Honestly thinking pausing your browsing history is going to protect your privacy is very naive.

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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 03:33 PM Reply

google.com/history - I don't see what the problem is though, they're making your experience with their products more useful.


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 04:02 PM Reply

I don't get what's wrong with this? I always let browsers view my history, errors, etc to make their service better. Even if they have my location, it's not like Google is going to plaster my street with flyers saying that I love hardcore gay anal.


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 04:05 PM Reply

I wonder if they'll make a new page for Google with the new terms & conditions, instead of the regular one they've had for years. I seriously doubt it, but if they do...

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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 05:26 PM Reply

I read something in the paper that they were actually going to email me with advertisements based on my personal interests (like my browser history). The example they gave was that if I would watch a Youtube video about Man United I would get emailed with an advertisement about where to get tickets for the next game.

I sure as hell hope this is not going to happen or I can at least toggle this off straight away. I have no idea how they thought their customers would enjoy getting their mailbox spammed up every time they visit (or get linked to) a website.


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 05:28 PM Reply

Excuse me?


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 05:28 PM Reply

The fuck am I googling where i need to worry if they see it?

Oh no, i hope they don't find out I like red heads with big asses!

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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 05:29 PM Reply

What will Google do next? If they ever start charging, I will be done with them.


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 05:54 PM Reply

How to be partially protected from Google tracking:
Clear cookies including flash cookies. Get an extension called Ghostery; it blocks third party cookies from sending data to their server and it supports all major browsers. Use Google and Youtube through SSL. Set your Google account to use SSL search by default or just bookmark "encrypted.google.com" and "https://www.youtube.com". Last step, simply get an ad blocker and whitelist newgrounds.

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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 09:31 PM Reply

I use to have a Gmail account, but I forgot the password and now it won't let me reset it. WTF do I do now ?


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Response to Googles New Privacy Policy Feb. 28th, 2012 @ 09:40 PM Reply

They just wanna sell me shit, right? I don't really care enough to do anything.


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