Who cares, you ask?
As the Electronic Frontier Foundation pointed out, one of the things that users may want to do before March 1st is erase their Google Web History.
Currently your Google Web History is kept out of reach of Google’s other products and while you may not realize it, your search data can reveal an awful lot about you, such as your location, interests, health concerns, religion, and a whole lot more.
How to Erase Your Google Web History
- Sign into your Google account.
- Visit google.com/history
Click the arrow on the top right corner of the page and select ‘Privacy’.
Scroll down until you see ‘Sign into Dashboard’.
Scroll until you see ‘Web History’ and click ‘Remove items or clear Web History’
- Click ‘Remove all Web History’
- Select ‘OK’.
Keep in mind that this will “pause” your web history tracking, so if you want to start fresh then remember to enable it after clearing it out. To enable Web History again, just click the blue ‘Resume’ button at the top of the Web History page.
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