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RobT20
02-22-2012, 08:00 PM
Last Day To Tell Google To Forget You
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/02/22/198207/last-day-to-tell-google-to-forget-you

link fron the article:

How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/02/how-remove-your-google-search-history-googles-new-privacy-policy-takes-effect

RobT20
02-23-2012, 10:48 AM
23 FEB 2012 Update:

Last chance to clear out Google Web History before the great data convergence
http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/22/last-chance-to-clear-out-google-web-history/

Update: The EFF has clarified, and we feel it necessary to follow suit, that disabling your web history does not stop Google from collecting data about you. What it does mean is that after 18 months that information is partially anonymized and that certain features, like custom search results, will not be enabled. Just as importantly, we mistankenly said that Wednesday, February 22nd was your last chance to turn off the feature. The new ToS does not go into effect until March 1st.

Auburn Boy
02-23-2012, 03:00 PM
I take it that if you don't have an actual Google account, you don't need to worry about any personal data? It's kind of hard to tell from the frantic nature of the stories warning us about this..,