How to see everything Google knows about you

Google knows a lot

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.

But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.

Every step you take

In October, The Guardian pointed out that every audio command made using an Android phone is recorded and can easily be accessed and played back by visiting the Activity Settings in Google. The same thing can be done if you are an iPhone user and use voice commands with a Google app.

This, of course, isn't the only thing that you might be surprised to find when you take a look at your Google account settings.

Every tab you view

In June 2015, Google created a hub called 'My Account,' where users can easily view the information the company is collecting and change their settings. And this week the company rolled out a new tool called 'My Activity,' which shows you almost everything you do online related to your Google account.

Even if you consider yourself a privacy buff, it's worth taking a look at your settings from time to time to make sure that you're comfortable with what you are sharing.

Last updated:9/7/2019 12:24:08 AM
Victor Romanovich

Victor Romanovich

Expert and blogger writing about education, technology, and entrepreneurship for a variety of online magazines and blogs. Recently, along with some other bloggers, he has contributed his expertise to an article about education.


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