Steve over at Scoroncocolo contacted me, with the following email, about a very recent article he drafted called Google Web History. The article was a real eye opener to me (privacy risk) that shows a potential dark (and spooky) side to Google. You can jump to the article [ HERE ], but before you do, the email he sent me was also interesting in itself and made me want to read the article.
Steve’s email to What’s On My PC:
I put up a new Tech Page a couple of days ago. This one is on Google’s Web History. Before I began working on this article about Google Web History, I conducted an admittedly un-scientific survey of all of my tech-savvy friends and found that none of them had any idea that Google was storing every Google-search that they made on Google’s vast bank of servers. More particularly, they were all unaware that Google could tie those searches to them if they had a Google Account and all of my tech-savvy friends do have a Google Account. I’d be willing to bet that a vast majority of the visitors to your site and my site have Google Accounts. After all, if you have a Gmail account you obviously have an account with Google. Once I started researching for this article it dawned on me that Google is a little, if not more sinister, then certainly a little more spooky than I had previously perceived it to be. Please have a look at this page I just put up. You can mouse over Tech Pages on my home page but the URL is http://www.scoroncocolo.com/google-web-history.html
To read more about Google Web History and how you can avoid being tracked, visit Steve’s site and read his article Google Web History .