Google is a company that is championing the cause of providing top quality internet based services to all the net users. In fact, the chances are that if you use the internet, you are also using a product of Google (either knowingly or unknowingly). Google have various products like their video service, e-mail, maps, ad sense, etc. These products are used by many people on a daily basis hence it is quite a common notion that Google can actually spy on you. Yes, that is right.
Since google has stored and kept a good chunk of information about you (which you have given to them again either knowingly or unknowingly), it can easily know about the things you do and the things you don’t. In fact, google has to power to understand many things about and about your choices and taste.
Now google has acquired this data via your internet pattern usage and your internet experiences. It has been seen that most times the terms and conditions agreement allow Google to easily store, keep and also forward all your data (in some cases).
Hence, it is better to know what you are up against. Therefore, here goes the list of top links that can teach you about what Google knows about you indeed. So here are the 10 links that will show you what Google knows about you;
The Google Terms and condition link: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/
The history of the places you have physically been to: https://maps.google.com/locationhistory
If you have forgotten where you had been, in terms of location, in the past few days, then Google can help you out. If you have your location turned on on your cell phone, then google can easily store your locations. Now, this can be beneficial for you; however this also means that Google (and other agencies) can know where you have been in the past.
The history of your preferences: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/
This is the most important link that you can check out. Google can easily save your advert preferences so that it can give you accurate adverts next time around. Now, they save your taste and preferences even if you use maps, google search, mail or any other google product. Via this, google can easily understand what language you speak, where you live and what your hobbies are.
Google searching history: https://history.google.com/
The search history of your google search can save up all your previous requests. Now, this can be in the segments of google general search (the page search), news search, video search, image search or any other search. Google can easily save your history records and search history; however you can delete this history by just visiting the link above. The search history will save the time and date of your request.
Google Plus data: https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions
If you are looking to see what data other websites or software are using about you, then you can easily go to the above link. The link will tell you about what app is using what Google information about you. You can change the settings as per convenience.
Your youtube data: https://www.youtube.com/feed/history
Whenever you are watching a video on youtube, you must know that your selection is being stored. However, it will only store the data if you have logged in on to youtube that is. Youtube’s history can be seen from the above link, and it will tell you about how much google can monitor you.
Your youtube search history: https://www.youtube.com/feed/history/search_history
Many people do not know this, but google can actually save your youtube history and search queries. Now you can easily erase the data, but that does not mean google will not know what you had done. Youtube search history saving has been incorporated from a long, and as soon as you log into your google account, your search queries will be stored.
The dashboard: https://www.google.com/settings/dashboard
Now the dashboard has been given so that you can easily know at what times your account has been accessed. This is simply to know if your account is compromised or not. However, on the flip side, even Google has the data about when you are using the internet. That is because, as soon as you start the internet, the chances are that your google account will instantly kick in. The dashboard is also useful to summarise the usage of all your google products. The dashboard can give you a heads up on what services of google you are currently using. Of course, even google can have this data in a summarized way thanks to it.
The list of devices: https://security.google.com/settings/security/activity
This link is pretty useful about knowing which devices are connected or have connected with your google account in the past or in the present. You can easily get a list of the devices. They can include, computers, laptops, tabs, and of course cell phones. This is a very good way to know which devices are connecting to your account and with it you can check for spying or hacking. Again, on the flip side, even google gets to know about all your computers and mobile phones.
The takeout and the drive: https://www.google.com/takeout
Now the takeout is useful for you to take all your data and information out from various google franchisees. You can extract data from youtube, blogs, contacts and other places. Of course, to some extent, even google has the privilege to see this data too. The drive is there for cloud computing.