ALERT: Google Privacy Policy Changes Tomorrow. Protect Your Information.

February 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

As we mentioned earlier in the month, Google will be updating it’s privacy policy tomorrow, March 1, 2012. All your activity on the web will be tracked and, yes, clearly assigned to your name for retailers, marketers and whomever else Google wishes to sell it to. By the way, that is retroactively searched, stored and attached o your name. So, here’s how to keep your searches private.

This just in from Progressive Change Committee: (there page includes screen shots to help you through the process)

In just a few hours, Google will put into place new privacy policies. Gizmodo reports, “things you could do in relative anonymity today, will be explicitly associated with your name, your face, your phone number come March 1st.” If you don’t act today, all your past searches and activity will be retroactively applied. Here’s how to change that in less than a minute:

1. Sign into your Google account.

2. Go to (clicking will open in new window)

3. Click “remove all Web History.”

4. Click “ok.” Note that removing your Web History also pauses it. Web History will remain off until you enable it again. (Via the EFF under Creative Commons.)

5. Then, share this with your friends so they can protect themselves too!

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