This is what Google knows about you

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Hungry&Foolish, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    None of that's really surprising. It's creepy in an overall sense, but still no more than Facebook, Apple, or MS already knows about you, plus or minus one or two things.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Meh, I checked it all and they know very little about me then, just generic stuff
    And most of it was editable anyways

    Nothing to see here
  3. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    I don't think any of it is a problem.

    Macrumors server tracks everything you do on it as well including browser, location and other things. Everything you do on the internet is tracked.
  4. MacInTO macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2005
    Canada, eh!
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    This doesn't bother me either.

    I love DuckDuckGo until I actually try and use it to search for something. Google always gives me something relevant, DDG is always off.

    I have moved away from Android, Gmail, and most of the other services Google offers, but they're always going to be a better search engine because of these things that people hate so much about them.
  6. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2012
    B'more or Less
    I use DuckDuckGo too, and agree that search results weren't as good as Google's, especially in the beginning. I stuck with DDG and have noticed a lot of improvement recently. I rarely need to use Google search now.
  7. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    Just BING it instead.
  8. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Plus there is the NSA that assumingly knows everything.
  9. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    LOL, Google doesn't know very much about me because I have all of its services turned off. It was correct in stating that I had signed on 36 minutes ago, and once earlier in November.

    Plus, I regularly clear my history, cookies, etc. on every device I use and use Ghostery on Chrome.
  10. Caromsoft macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2012
    I'm surprised, I'm doing a better job of keeping my personal info from Google than I thought! :)
  11. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

    Dec 26, 2009
    It's very naive to think that when you "opt out" of Google services, they actually stop tracking you.
  12. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Surprisingly not nearly as much as I thought. They have no location history for me, mainly just the search history (which is expected since that's what Google does best). They also know that I'm using an iPhone and a Mac. No big deal there.
  13. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

    Dec 26, 2009
    Oh, they do, they just don't display it. You don't think that when you look at that page, you actually sitting in front of a database program showing raw data, do you?
  14. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    Google saved me a few days ago warning me that sometime attemptedto log into my account. I logged in and thewarning said that someone knows my password. I changed it but I've forgotten what it is now so I'll have to change it again.
  15. Chuck Rodent macrumors regular

    Chuck Rodent

    Jan 9, 2014
    I opted out before Google changed their policy. So they know nothing about me directly (location, age, search history, nothing on Google drive) but they build a profile based on usage to try to target ads. Some of the guesses they make are hilarious.
  16. Tech198, Dec 1, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2014

    Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    I bet these sites are designed to put the fear of god in users.. And most of the time, it works just because users are paranoid... yet no one mentions their ISP, which tracks everything you do online.

    However, the same fear is not "out in the wild" because ISP's don't tell us in full what they do...

    See how this works ?

    But yet, we still go through our ISP.

    In fact any server that keeps logs will harvest your info anyway...... so really, we all complain about it, but how much of us act on it in full?.. not just using a VPN, because the end point still knows...

    If you really want to be secure, most users would just use a VPN to their office & stay on their Local LAN.. They wouldn't bother gong outside of that, because off fear to being known... that's what not even 10% of the content..... ??

    That's how i see it all.

    However they only know about you personally because users must enter their correct details... When users don't even realize they have control...... Their privacy policy and TOS are all well and good, but if users get tracked by real name etcc... it's their own fault since they signed up using real info..

    This is why i never do that on websites... It doesn't prevent it, but it makes it harder. And, that's my goal :D

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