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Google: How to protect your personal data

Google collects a lot more personal data for its users than you realize. The company records every search you perform and every YouTube video you watch. Either you have iPhone, either Android, The Google Maps they record everything: the route you use to get to a destination and how long you will stay - even if you never open the app. If you search for what Google finally knows about you, the results can be impressive and perhaps scary. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it.

From June, new Google accounts will automatically delete your private data for you, but only after 18 months and provided that you are a new Google user. This is great if you have recently decided to create an address gmail or you just got your first Android phone, but if you are among the 1,5 billion Gmail users or the 2,5 billion people who already use Android, your account is ready to keep your personal data forever, unless change your Google settings.

We will avoid everything unnecessary and we will show you how to access them privacy which Google has for you, and how to delete some or all of them. We'll then help you find the right balance between your privacy and the Google services you rely on, choosing settings that restrict Google's access to your data without affecting your user experience.

Find out what personal information Google considers "public"

Google probably knows your name, your person, your birthday, your gender, and other email addresses you use, your password, and your number. phone your. Some of them are referred to as public information (not the Password your). Here's how to find out what Google is up to in the world for you.

1. Open a browser window and go to your Google Account page.

2. Enter your username (with or without “mail gmail.com”).

3. From the menu bar, select personal information and check the information. You can change or delete your photo, name, birthday, gender, password, other emails and phone number.

4. If you want to see what information is publicly available to you, go to the bottom and select "About Me".

5. On this page, each line is labeled either with a personal icon (visible to anyone), the office building icon (visible only to your body) or the lock icon (visible only to you). Select an item to select whether it will be public, semi-public or private. There is currently no way to make your account completely private.

Take a look at Google's file for your online activity

If you want to see all the data that Google has for you, follow these steps to find, check, delete them, or adjust their automatic deletion after a while.

If your goal is to exercise more control over your data, but you still want Google services such as search and maps to personalize your results, we recommend that you set your data to be automatically deleted after three months.

1. Log in to your Google account and select data and personalization from the navigation bar.

2. To see a list of all your activities recorded by Google, go to activity control and select web and application activity. Here are all your searches on Google, its view history YouTube, his orders Google Assistant and other interactions with company applications and services.

3. To turn them off completely, move the switch to the off position. However, beware - changing this setting will probably make all the Google Assistant devices you use, including smart speakers and monitors Google Home and Google Nest, unsuitable for use.

4. If you want Google to stop monitoring only the history and activity of the browser Chrome from sites where you link to your Google account, uncheck the first box. If you don't want Google to keep track of your interactions with Google Assistant, uncheck the second box, otherwise go to step 5.

5. To set Google to automatically delete this type of data, select Auto Delete and select the time frame with which you feel most comfortable. Google will immediately delete any data earlier than the time frame you specify. For example, if you select three months, any information that is older than three months will be deleted immediately.

6. Once you have selected an automatic deletion setting, a pop-up window will appear and you will be asked to confirm. Select Cancel or Confirm.

7. Then click Manage Activity. This page displays all the information that Google has collected about you from the activities listed in the previous steps, sorted by date, to the day your account was created, or the last time you cleared this list.

8. To delete specific days, select the trash can icon to the right of the day. To get more specific details or to delete individual items, select the icon with the three stacked dots next to the item, and then select Delete or Details.

9. If you prefer to delete part or all of your history manually, select the three-dot icon to the right of the search bar at the top of the page and select Delete Activity, and then select the time frame you want.

10. To make sure that your new settings are completed, go back to activity management (step 4) and make sure that what is there only refers to the three or 18 months you selected in step 5.

Get access to your site history from Google

Perhaps even more impressive than the fact that Google knows which recipes you are cooking or which holiday destination you are interested in, the accuracy of Google's file on where you are can really surprise you.

If you're connected to Google Maps on a mobile device, Google's eyes monitor your every move to the point where it makes you want to leave your phone at home. Fortunately, that doesn't have to happen. Here's how to access, manage and delete Google's location data:

1. Log in to your Google account and select data and personalization from the navigation bar.

2. To see a list of all location data recorded by Google, go to activity control and select location history.

3. If you want Google to stop monitoring your site, move the switch to the off position on this page.

4. To set Google to automatically delete this type of data, select Auto Delete, and then select the time frame in which you feel most comfortable. Google will delete any current data older than the time frame you specify. For example, if you select three months, any information that is older than three months will be deleted immediately.

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5. Once you have selected the automatic deletion setting, a pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm. Select Cancel or Confirm.

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6. Then click Manage Activity. This page displays all the location information that Google has collected for you as a schedule and map, including the sites you have visited, the route you have followed, as well as the frequency and dates of visits.

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7. To permanently delete the entire location history, click on the trash can icon in the lower right corner and select Delete location history when prompted. To delete individual trips, select a dot on the map or a line in the timeline, and then on the next page, click the trash can icon next to the date of the trip you want to delete.

8. To make sure your location data has really disappeared, start with activity control in step 2 and then, after managing activity in step 4, make sure the timeline in the upper left corner is blank and there are no dots on the map. showing previous locations.

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Manage YouTube search and tracking history

Of all the personal data Google tracks, the history of searching and tracking on YouTube is probably the most harmless. In addition, allowing Google to track your YouTube history can give you the most obvious advantage of all - helping YouTube understand what kind of video you like so that it can present more than the type of content you enjoy.

Here's how to take a look at your YouTube history and, if you want, how to delete it manually or at three or 18 month intervals. As with web and application activity, we recommend setting up YouTube to clear your data every three months. That's long enough for YouTube's suggestions to stay fresh, but it doesn't leave much to be desired.

1. Log in to your Google account and select data and personalization from the navigation bar.

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2. To see a list of all your YouTube data recorded by Google, go to activity control and select a YouTube history.

3. If you want Google to stop tracking your YouTube search and viewing history completely, move the switch to the off position on this page. To prevent Google from watching your videos or searches, uncheck this box.

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4. To set Google to automatically delete your data on YouTube, select automatic deletion and the time frame in which you feel most comfortable. Google will delete any current data earlier than the time frame you specify. For example, if you select three months, any information that is older than three months will be deleted immediately.

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5. Once you have selected an automatic deletion setting, a pop-up window will appear and you will be asked to confirm. Select Cancel or Confirm.

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6. Then click Manage Activity. Here is every search you make and every video you watch.

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7. To delete specific days, select the trash can icon to the right of the day and then select "I understand". To get more specific details or to delete individual items, select the three-dot icon, and then select Delete or Details.

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8. If you prefer to delete part or all of it record Manually, select the three-dot icon to the right of the search bar at the top of the page, and select Delete Activity, and then select the time frame you want.

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9. To make sure your YouTube data has really disappeared, start with the activity control steps in step 2 and then, after managing activity in step 4, make sure that everything is there (if you deleted everything you shouldn't there is nothing) it will only return results for the three or 18 months you selected in step 5.

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Another important issue regarding your privacy

Be careful, just because you set Google not to track your activity online or offline doesn't necessarily mean you've completely locked your data. Google has acknowledged that it may monitor your physical location even if you disable location services using information collected by Wi-Fi and other wireless signals near your phone. Also, like Facebook has been following the same practice for years, so Google doesn't even wait for you to log in to follow you.

There are some contradictions between Google's privacy statements. For example, Google has acknowledged scanning your Gmail messages to compile a list of your purchases, despite a public statement in a 2018 press release, “To be absolutely clear: no one on Google reads your Gmail , except in very specific cases where you give us your consent or where necessary for security reasons, such as investigating errors or abuses. ” Maybe Google's "nobody" means "no man" at a time when Artificial Intelligence she is getting smarter and smarter.

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