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How to delete your Google Browsing History before new policy

Discussion in 'General Software' started by silkstone, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. silkstone

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    Bit of a paranoid post tbh, seems this "feature" is disabled by default anyway.
     
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    It was enabled on my google account. I don't remember ever enabling it in the settings. I'm actually not really that much of a privacy nut apart from with my personal information. But i thought other members on here might be interested in being able to disable it.
     
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    AthlonX2 HyperVtX™

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    Seriously if your worried about your privacy you shouldnt be on the internet at all.
     
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    I've been curious about this. I personally do not have a google account as I just don't see the need for one. If I don't have a account, do I need to worry about this?
     
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    I just started using Ghostery for Firefox. Basically blocks all trackers. That is my answer to Google's new policy.
     
  7. silkstone

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    Nope, but all google accounts are being grouped together. 1 account for all of googles services.
     
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    Removing all Web History does not help. Only a full format disks excludes espionage Google.
     
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    Thanks, I hadn't heard of Ghostery before. Installed and running now: amazing how much sh!t it's found...
     
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    This is an excellent program. Before that I used BetterPrivacy.
     
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    Yeah it was a bit of an eye opener. I mean I have always used NoScript and of course that always catches Google Analytics but seems there is plenty more going on...
     
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    You are a smarty person, eh? If you don't care, keep your thoughts inside! Some people try to keep their privacy even under these circumstances. In conclusion, congrats to the OP. :toast:
     
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    Another thanks for the ghostery tip.

    Also, it seems my settings were already on "Paused" and I know I have not played with those settings before. It did though, have some searches of mine recorded.
     
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    Yeah you can "White list" sites your not bothered by. It does mess with Battlelog for example(no surprise there it's full-o-trackers)
     
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    OMG but what does it say the new policy??? wil they store my history even if I deleted it?
     
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    Really? This is a discussion board, for all you know TPU could be turning on your webcam at night when your sleeping. I guess Privacy only matters to those who have something to hide, I personally dont care that google is changing the policy,but i live in the USA where we have millions of drones in the skies watching what we do.:laugh:
     
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    After following your instructions(not that much was in my history apparently) I just deleted my google account as a whole.

    Trying to use google and their services as little as possible.
     
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    Lol I'm starting to not like Google to bad I have over 2 Gmail accounts. Oh well.

    Thanks for the Ghostery installing now.


    EDIT:!! Holy cow ! I just found out that one of my Gmail's has been keeping my history since 2009! Just paused and deleted everything.
     
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    "I guess Privacy only matters to those who have something to hide."

    It's this ideal that will complete the fascist takeover of the US. It's almost there now.

    Best,

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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    It's deactivated on mine per default. Maybe it's different from country to country?
     
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    mine wasnt ,thanks OP:)

    id personally prefer to not help them harras me , i break as few laws as poss< that being the absolute truth as i drive in a normal way dont dl and still manage to offend the police ,what with:pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp: smokein
     
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