[conspire] Privacy on the Web: Google's Revised Policy: Last Day to Delete Your Search History

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Feb 24 10:04:31 PST 2012

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> I see no option to delete or turn off my search history there, only an
> option to turn it on. I clicked the "No, thanks" button.

I believe that means you've never had the 'Web History' feature enabled
for that Google login.

You should note that Google takes measures to do tracking (or targeted
marketing, as the concepts are related and poorly distinguishable) of
both logged-in and not logged in users even if they have 'Web History' 
disabled, so, if you don't care to have Google be able to correlate data
from a lot of places, you shouldn't stop with mere disabling that one
particularly egregious example.  (EFF's article notes the extent of
default data-mining they do.)

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