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Google has your private information; Internet security
Topic Started: Mar 29 2018, 10:02 AM (69 Views)
Kevin
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I'd taken some effort to encrypt my searches, disable cookies, block algorithm tracking, and disable location info on my phone;
before the facebook scandal.
Then I saw this, and was ASTOUNDED at the volume of info google stores on all of us:

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topstories/google-knows-literally-everything-about-you-heres-how-to-delete-that-data/ar-AAvfcHv?li=AAggNb9&ocid=mailsignout

I imagine how this info. can be used and abused, and wonder how long until it is hacked too?
There is a way to delete all your info., described in the link.
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NaturalPath
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Yep, people need to realize that, anything they put online or, even in a device that connects to the internet, is at risk of losing that information. I deleted my very young Facebook account many years ago, when I saw the direction they were going in. I don't know what that procedure is like now but, back then, it wasn't just a one click kind of thing. You had to apply to them, to have your account deleted, and then, wait for a month, or so, until they complied. Still, even if they do really delete your account, how do you know that for sure? I always get a laugh out of the 'stars' who claim that nude photos of them were stolen and, released to the public. Who the heck keeps nude photos of themselves on a device that connects to the internet? :-)
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Jotun
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Lots of people take and trade nudes online now.
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You wouldn't happen to have any good shots of a nude Sasquatch, would you?
Edited by NaturalPath, Mar 30 2018, 09:46 PM.
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Kevin
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I also deleted my facebook.
I just did an online search for the delete page and followed the link; not hard,
they say it takes 14 days to complete deletion.

Using cell phones on location will leave an electronic trail, so don't use them in sensitive areas.
best to turn them off while on location of activity, usually poor signal anyway.

I had switched from Google searches to 'search encrypt', but as a search engine, it was lousy.
Now switched to 'Startpage', and have 'duckduckgo' as back-up. both are privacy-first search engines that work well.
Startpage does 3rd party searches by proxy server which makes it the # 1 choice.

Also, you'd have increased privacy for your shots of a nude Sasquatch.
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