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    Post WTF?! Google's New Policy On Shared Search History.

    WTF?! Google's New Policy On Shared Search History.

    I just found out that as part of the Company’s new privacy policy unification, all the searches I’ve made, and all the sites I’ve visited will be combined with several other Google products like Google Plus and YouTube.

    ” When you sign up for a Google Account, we ask you for personal information. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other Google services or third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.”

    And this part is key: “March 1, 2012 is when the new Privacy Policy and Google Terms of Service will come into effect. If you choose to keep using Google once the change occurs, you will be doing so under the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.”

    How to avoid this? Thankfully you just need to follow a few simple steps to erase and turn off your search history.http://eduardoangel.com/2012/02/22/h...ed-on-youtube/


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    Not sure if this is spam as the OP is more concerned with small print than art, but this is one thing that does sort of worry me and I've complained about it to Google. I check a lot of spam links by Googling them (I try not to click on them) and don't want my search history filled with porn and virgra site searches. Because of the more integrated Google, I now don't sign on to Google+ or Youtube that often. The whole idea of have advertising and my searches tailored to my previous searches is just not on,

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    Judging by their post history. Looks like a smart spam bot. Only posting links every now and then, eh...

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    Yeah, getting around the OP's issue isn't difficult. Just turn off your history in your google account and it wont track it.
    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtZealot View Post
    Yeah, getting around the OP's issue isn't difficult. Just turn off your history in your google account and it wont track it.
    How? Where?

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    I'm fine with it as long as it remains an option and never mandatory.
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