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| CompuTip - Google: Yes; PRIVACY: YES J173

Ami Raz    
Wednesday, 13 March 8:21 AM
What does Google know about you?

If you use Google and Chrome, your privacy is compromised.  According to one source, here is the information that Google knows:
  • My name, gender and birth date
  • My personal cellphone numbers
  • My recent Google searches
  • The websites I've visited
  • That I turned on my bedroom lights last night
  • Exactly where I've been over the past several years
  • That I like American football, games, jazz, audio equipment, my favorite food & drink and more.
  • Where I work
  • Where I live
  • The YouTube videos I've watched and my YouTube searches
  • Every time I've used my voice to interact with Google Assistant (complete with recordings of my voice.)
Scary?  Here are two methods of beating the system:

Method One
 
Download, install and use another browser which doesn't report back to Google:

Firefox
Opera
Chromium
Microsoft Edge
 
Method Two

Use DuckDuckGoog as your default search engine.  Click here for more info about how to set it up on your browser.  DuckDuckGoog  searches Google anonymously.  You get the Google results, but Google doesn't get your results. 

The only downside I've found (after using DuckDuckGoog for several months) is that I miss out on the Google Doodles (according to Wikipedia:  "Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepages that commemorates holidays, events, achievements, and people").  
 
You can't have it all...If you really want to beat the system, set DuckDuckGo as your default search engine.  I've been using it for the past 6 months.  For more information, see my post "Give DuckDuck a Go" from  23/3/18.  Email me for a copy.

The bottom line -- Google:  Yes; Privacy:  Yes
 
Best Wishes,
Ami Raz - Computer Solutions
Email me for my list of FREE Short Guides
Tel: (02) 648-2505 Cell: (054) 437-3936 Skype: amirazz
Email: amiraz@amiraz.com
Teaching, Fixing, and Selling Computers Since 1985

          
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