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How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect
[UPDATE 2/22/2012] It is important to note that disabling Web History in your Google account will not prevent Google from gathering and storing this information and using it for internal purposes. More information at the end of this post. On March 1st, Google will implement its new, unified privacy policy, which will affect data Google has collected on you prior to March 1st as well as data it collects on you in the future. Until now, your Google Web History (your Google searches and sites visited) was cordoned off from Google's other products. This protection was especially important because search data can reveal particularly sensitive information about you, including facts about your location, interests, age, sexual orientation, religion, health concerns, and more. Here's how you can do that: 1. 2. 3. 4. Note that removing your Web History also pauses it. If you have several Google accounts, you will need to do this for each of them.

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