Google keeps a frightening amount of data on you. Here's how to find and delete it


Olde Hornet

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Google keeps a frightening amount of data on you. Here's how to find and delete it


Everything you do online when you're signed into Google (and even some stuff when you aren't) becomes a part of your Google profile -- but you can wipe the slate clean with these steps.

What's worse, whenever you make a change that would restrict how much or for how long Google tracks you, Google warns that its services won't work as well without unfettered access to your data. How true that may be isn't clear.

Despite Google's best efforts to increase transparency, recent revelations that the search giant was secretly sharing users' private data with third-party advertisers have challenged the public's trust in the company, whose Google Home ($99 at Walmart) and Google Nest lines of smart speakers seek to put microphones and cameras in the most private of settings -- your home.
 

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