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You don’t want Google to spy on you? Here we tell you how to put a stop

It’s no secret that Google knows everything about us; from our tastes, to our work routine. However, you can put a stop to all this cyber invasion to your privacy and here we tell you how to achieve it.

To begin with…

To begin with, you should know that our personal data is equivalent to a gold mine for technology companies and although companies try to protect them many times it is not possible, an example of this is the scandal of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.

Last May, Google announced that it would have changes in privacy and security, so we can eliminate automatic storage of our location and activity.

This means that the company will no longer record all our movements, which until now it monitored. Google’s justification for doing so was to “make our products useful to all”.

(These) settings such as Location History or Web Activity and the application, the data can make Google products more useful to you.

Follow these steps

So, if you want to eliminate this configuration, for Google to stop storing all your personal data and activities, you just have to follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign in to your Google account.
  2. Access to “Data and personalization”.
  3. Choose “Manage Controls for your account activity”.
  4. Select “Manage activity.” By default, select “The option Web Activity and Applications is activated.”
  5. Choose “Change this setting” and check the option you want: you can save it until the manual removal and for 18 or 3 months.

How to delete location

And if you want to delete the location history that is already saved:

  1. Sign in to your Google account.
  2. Go to “Data and personalization”.
  3. Choose “Manage Controls for your account activity”.
  4. Disable the “Location history” option.

These steps work for Android and iOS.


Also published on Medium.

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