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Google’s new ‘My Activity’ dashboard shows just how closely it has been watching you

The dashboard lists the record of your entire search history on Google and its services.

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Google has launched a new dashboard called ‘My Activity’, which shows all of your online activities such as search history, video searches and places you have visited. The new dashboard improves upon Google’ previous My Account dashboard, which allows you to manage and control Google experience on products like Search and Maps. The My Activity dashboard is also very similar to Facebook’s Activity Log, where you can see all of your activities on the social networking platform. Also Read - New avatar of Google Chrome’s offline dinosaur game: How you can play

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Google has been notifying its users via Chrome (if synced with your Google account) and Gmail about the new tool. You can also access it by going to the My Account app on your Gmail, and you would notice the My Activity app added at the end. In case you can t find it, you can access the same here. The dashboard works on both desktop and mobile. Also Read - Timex Helix Smart 2.0 with temperature sensor, heart rate sensor launched: Details here

With the introduction of the new dashboard, Google not only gives you a way to track your online behavior, it also allows you to choose to delete or edit any content, or entire topic, if you want to. It is important to note, that the app will show your search activity only in case you use Google as your primary search engine and own a Google account. Otherwise, of course, Google would have no access to your online activity.

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That said, Google’s My Activity dashboard kind of scares you out considering that how much of data Google has been registering of your online activities. Though we already know that Google collects tons of your information, mainly to show personalized ads. Good thing is that Google is providing this as an opt-in option. Choosing this option only means you are allowing Google to have more information of yours.

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In the meanwhile, Google has also introduced a new feature that lets you personalize the ads that you see. These ads are generally based on the content you search, the websites that you visit and the videos you watch. Therefore, my making changes to your activity track, you can also customize the kind of ads that Google pops up on your screen.

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  • Published Date: June 29, 2016 7:50 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 29, 2016 7:54 PM IST



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