Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Google Privacy Settings

Our last two posts concerning the Internet have been on Google searching. This week we are going to talk about dealing with your Privacy Settings on Google.

In January, on Google's blog they announced that they were "updating their privacy policies and terms of service" which caused some concern and confusion. Here are a couple of tips you can use to manage your privacy settings:

1. Your History:

Brandon Goyette of the NY Daily news says, "With Google's new privacy policy in effect,
users’ data from 60 separate Google services is now collected in one profile. Does this leave you feeling a bit overexposed? You might want to delete your web browsing history and prevent that data from being associated with your Google account in the future.

Here's how, as explained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation:"

1. Go to www.google.com/history
2. Sign in
3. Click on the button that says Remove web history (see Fig. 1 below).



A quick and easy solution. Another option you have is to use...


2. Your Google Dashboard:

1. Go to www.google.com/dashboard
2. Notice there is a Google video you can view on this page (see image below)
3. Sign in to get to your Dashboard


Love it or hate it, Google is a powerhouse! I did a quotation search on Google about Google which was interesting. Here are a few quotes it offered:

"The Google algorithm was a significant development. I've had thank-you emails from people whose lives have been saved by information on a medical website or who have found the love of their life on a dating website." Tim Berners-Lee

"Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards." Steve Ballmer

"The only thing Google has failed to do, so far, is fail". John Battelle

"The thing that people seem to miss about not just Google, but also our competitors, Yahoo, eBay and so forth, is that there's an awful lot of communities that have never been served by traditional media. Eric Schmidt

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Done. Thanks! Jack