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How to Remove Your Google Search History    
Sunday, February 26 2012 @ 07:51 PM GMT+4
Contributed by: tomaidh

Sci-Tech Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect
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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.

If you want to keep Google from combining your Web History with the data they have gathered about you in their other products, such as YouTube or Google Plus, you may want to remove all items from your Web History and stop your Web History from being recorded in the future.

To learn how, go here: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/02/how-remove-your-google-search-history-googles-new-privacy-policy-takes-effect

It isn’t easy because they don’t want it to be. Here’s what to do:

Sign into your Google account.
Click on your name. A box opens up:

(Your Name)
(Your Email address)
Profile
Privacy
Account Settings
Sign Out
Switch account

Go to “Account Settings”
Then go to “Services”

You will see:

Services
Delete entire Google account------ Close entire account and delete all services and info associated with it
View, enable, or disable web history----- Go to web history

Go to “Go to web history”

Click "remove all Web History."

Click "ok."

You will see “Web History is paused” and “Your search history is currently empty”

Congratulations!

 

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  • How to Remove Your Google Search History | 8 comments | Create New Account
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    How to Remove Your Google Search History
    Authored by: annikee on Sunday, February 26 2012 @ 09:46 PM GMT+4
    Thanks Tom!!

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    How to Remove Your Google Search History
    Authored by: joebob on Sunday, February 26 2012 @ 10:41 PM GMT+4
    Thanks tomaidh! Best info I've seen all week!
    OK to share I hope?
    How to Remove Your Google Search History
    Authored by: tomaidh on Sunday, February 26 2012 @ 10:48 PM GMT+4
    If you subscribe to more than one Google Service (Google+, You Tube, etc.), you need to do this to each of them
    How to Remove Your Google Search History
    Authored by: Vidda on Monday, February 27 2012 @ 03:48 AM GMT+4

    I have never signed into my Google Home Page but I frequently sign into my Google email.

    Does this apply to email as well?

    How to Remove Your Google Search History
    Authored by: Vidda on Monday, February 27 2012 @ 04:01 AM GMT+4

    Never mind tom...just tried it and your instructions worked beautifully. thanks very much!

    How to Remove Your Google Search History
    Authored by: annikee on Monday, February 27 2012 @ 04:46 AM GMT+4
    A word- it's not the same procedure on YT. I'm still navigating that.

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    How to Remove Your Google Search History
    Authored by: joebob on Monday, February 27 2012 @ 01:49 PM GMT+4
    here is the EFF link for the YouTube process-

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/02/how-remove-your-
    youtube-viewing-and-search-history-googles-new-privacy-
    policy
    (copy and paste this one)

    or

    https://eff.org/r.1Tz
    How to Remove Your Google Search History
    Authored by: annikee on Monday, February 27 2012 @ 02:51 PM GMT+4
    Thank you Joe!

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