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  How To: See Google's History-Where You've Been 
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john albrich Aug 19, 2014, 06:08pm EDT Report Abuse

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Rhort Aug 20, 2014, 03:53am EDT Report Abuse
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No history for me; I guess that means my foil hat is working.

~ The manual said "Requires Windows '95 or better" I installed Linux!
Dr. Peaceful Aug 20, 2014, 11:41am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How To: See Google's History-Where You've Been
john albrich said:
...But, being me...I have to wonder if that in reality "permanently" ends Google collecting the data, or simply hides the data from users. If data collection actually continues but is just hidden from the user, those "where've you've been" data could be then still available to government or business entities...

This is mostly apply to someone with an Android phone or tablet. I think, don't bet on it though, that once you disable the settings, google will stop collecting the location data.

However, if it's a cellphone, regardless of your google settings, your service provider already knows your whereabouts 24/7! Not a bad thing though in emergency situations, such as if you're stranded in the wilderness, that enables emergency service to find you.

Also worth to mention, your google account also tracks your web search history, youtube history, key press history (if you use google keyboard app), etc. Don't forget to either turn them off, or clear the history periodically. Most of these are enabled by default.

Furthermore, a lot of people are not aware of this, most of the pictures taken by a mobile device have GPS info and other pertinent info embedded in the picture file attributes. That's why there are apps that can sort your photos according to geographical locations. If you are really sensitive about this, you should clear your picture file attributes before posting to public websites.

Dr. Peaceful Aug 21, 2014, 10:36am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How To: See Google's History-Where You've Been
Just as I was talking about cellphone pictures, LOL. Well, at least it helps to catch some dumb criminals. ;)



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