Google, A friend who tracks all your activities

As all of you know, Google is specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search and cloud computing.

Without our notice, Google keep's tracking out our activities. Here are the links that will show you some of the data Google has about you.

  • Find out How does Google see me?

Google always tries to serve relevant ads to you. Google collects data about you and creates a profile. It doesn’t matter if you’re on YouTube, Gmail or within a search query, Google (roughly) knows who you are, your interests and which languages you speak.

You can control and review the information Google has on you here:

http://www.google.com/settings/ads/

Google also has a tool called Google Analytics, that helps website Owner see what pages you have viewed on their website.

You can opt-out if you don’t want this type of data to be collected:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

  • Find out your entire search activity in Google

Google saves every single search you have ever done. On top of that, they record every Google ad you have clicked on. Not only the regular Google search but also Google Maps, Images or news (amongst others). It’s nicely stored and categorised in your search history. In addition to all search queries you can also check how many search queries you did in total and at which days or time you perform most searches.

This log is available in Google web history controls:

https://myactivity.google.com/

  • Find out your location history if you are a Android user

Ever asked yourself where drunken-you went last night? Did you phone got stolen and you want to check where it currently is? If you’re using an Android device, the location-history got you covered.

You can see your entire location history here:

https://www.google.com/maps/timeline

  • Get a monthly security and privacy report from Google

Google offers an Account activity page that tells you about all the Google services you are using. You can even enable a monthly report that will be sent to your email:

https://www.google.com/settings/dashboard

  • Find out all the apps and extensions that are accessing your Google data

The Account activity page also offers a list of all the apps that have any type of access to your data. You can see the exact type of permissions granted to the app and revoke access to your data here:

https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions

  • Export all of your data out of Google

Google lets you export all your data: bookmarks, emails, contacts, drive files, profile info, your youtube videos, photos and more here:

https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout

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