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You may recall in Part One of Be Smart, Secure and Safe. A Guide to Managing Your Online Privacy, I advised of the functionality to opt-out of targeted ads if you have a Gmail account. You’ll now want to consider clearing our web history. This post will be an extension of Part One and represent Part Five as you’ll gain an understanding of how to clear your web history in Google.
Moving forward Google will combine your personal information and your behavior in each of it’s products into a “global profile” (sounds weird, right? “global profile”) so that it can roll-out more targeted advertising and more relevant search results. Google doesn’t state this, but many believe it’s in an effort to boost advertising dollars by presenting advertisers with more robust database of personal data. Gross.
One of the ways Google is tracking your behavior is through your web history. Challenge Google on this and clear your web history as frequently as you can.
Here is a helpful video I found on CNET.