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Taking Your Privacy Back from Google

With every new technology comes benefits and concerns.

Now Google can present coupons for stores you have purchased fr om while you are driving past them, and tell you what you need to buy in your smart refrigerator, or based on your driving pattern can tell you when you will next visit a location.

As someone who works IT, I do not like my refrigerator telling Google what I am eating and I don’t like Google knowing all the details of my life.

Google does not make it easy to control your data because that is how they earn revenue. Google doesn’t charge for Android, the majority operating system for cell phones because they earn money by monetizing your behavior and selling what you are interested in. Do a Google search for “Cruises from Boston” for example and see what ads appear in Google and are emailed to you.

Google tracks your location, what you search for, your buying habits and most activity on your cell phone.

For example when I looked up a friend’s location history, I could go back to 2015 and see wh ere they had been and for how long. 

It is possible to take control over much of your Google data by visiting; https://myactivity.google.com/more-activity?authuser=1/ . This page present a menu of data collection items, each one can be adjusted or disabled. 

With every new technology comes benefits & concerns

Google tracks your location, what you search for, your buying habits and most activity on your cell phone.

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