What Does Google Know About You? Here's How You Can Access Everything Google Thinks She Knows About You!
Does this ever happen to you? Before drifting off to sleep, you suddenly get an urge to travel, maybe to go on a trek to Annapurna Base Camp. So, you go to your trusted search engine, Google, to seek answers for your travel queries. You ask her (yes, Google is a she), everything from duration to budget and go to sleep with a satisfied, well-informed mind. But when you wake up the next day, you’re bombarded with ads from local travel companies.
So, what the hell is going on? Is Google just like that friend of yours who can’t stomach a secret? What else does Google know about you? Well, you can check it all out, and we will show you how.
You simply have to go to the following link to know what the all-seeing, all-knowing search engine knows about you. Of course, you have to make sure you're logged into your Google account beforehand.
From your age and marital status to your preference in movies and videogames, Google has amassed quite a lot of data from your searches over the years. Here’s an example of everything Google thinks she knows about me.
Yes, Google! February’s begun and I am still single. You don’t have to keep rubbing it over my face.
So, while you use Google’s search box to learn about the world, the search engine uses your search history to learn about you. The result is a profile much like above, which estimates your demography and interests so you only get relevant ads.
But if you feel Google is being a bit too intrusive, you can tell Google to stop tracking your data by turning off the following button.
Well, we hope this gives you a better idea about how well Google knows you. Meanwhile, do let us know your take on techgiants storing your data — Is it helpful or harmful?